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Bold Forbes Turns Jockey Into Angel By Ed Schuyler, Jr. NEW Y O R K ( A P ) - Bold Forbes rned his doubting jockey into an exuber- t "Ange!" Saturday by keeping his rinter's speed under control and claim- g a front-running victory in the grueling 'Imont Stakes. 'He's a really good sprinter and some- mes I never thought he could go a mile,d-a-half." said jockey Angel Cordero Jr. But the Kentucky Derby winner did just at because besides the speed of a chee- h he has the heart of a lion--and that eart stood him in good stead as he fought f Great Contractor and then withstood cKenzie Bridge, who has never won a akes. Finishes Neck Back 'The winner is an awful game horse," id Darrell McHargue, the jockey of McKenzie Bridge, who finished a neck back of the winner and a neck in front of Great jcontractor. "I always thought he was a good sprinter," said" Cordero. "But I really got to give credit to Barrera (trainer Laz Barrera I. Anybody who can make a sprinter go 1'z miles deserves the credit. He's a much better horse now than he was when he won the Derby." Bold Forbes' speed cost him in the Preakness when he raced near the rail and finished third after f a l t e r i n g in the stretch. Cordero kept Bold Forbes off the rail all the way around Saturday, and Barrera said that was the plan. "When he's near the fence he goes fast," said the Cuban-born trainer. "He relaxes in the middle of the stretch. "No, I didn't think he (McKenzie Bridget would catch me. 'I think this horse (McKenzie Bridge been running a long time and he don't have that much punch.' "But if its a mile-and-a-half and two jumps, he beat me." Not Sprinting at End Bold Forbes certainly wasn't sprinting the last half-mile, covering it in 53 seconds. "Wasn't the last half in 53 a little slow?" a reporter asked. "No, because we're going to get $115,000 for it," said Barrera. That was the winner's share of a $195,000 purse. The time for the 1V 2 miles was 2:29 flat as Bold Forbes cut out fractions of 234-5 for the quarter, 47 for the half, 1:11 for the three quarters and 2:014-5 for the mile and a quarter. The three-quarter time was a full two seconds slower than in the Preakness. when Bold Forbes burned himself out and fell prey to the stretch runs of Elocutionist and Plav the Red. Great Contractor, the show horse Saturday, finished eight lengths ahead of Majestic Light. Completing the order of f i n i s h were Aeronaut. Play the Red, Mullineaux, Best Laid Plans, Close to Noon and Quick Card. The victory by Bold Forbes, owned by Esteban Rodriguez Tizol and ridden by Angel Cordero Jr.. marked the third time in 15 years a Derby winner who lost in the Preakness has come back to win the Belmont. Chateaugay did it in 1963 and Riva Ridge in 1972. Bold Forbes paid S3.80, 53.40 and $2.80. McKenzie Bridge, owned by Mrs. Douglas Carver, returned $5 and S3m Great Contractor, owned by Howard P. Wilson, returned $3.80. It was a top riding performance by Cordero, who helped Bold Forbes save enough of himself for the stretch, when McKenzie Bridge, ridden by Darre! McHargue. came -- APWirephoto Angel Cordero, Jr. (Right) Flashes Big Smile After Bold Forbes Wins iMcKenzie Bridge (Left) Is Second and Great Contractor (Middle) Is Third Yankee Fans Wrong in Booing Munson for Error ^ A's Feel NEW YORK (AP) - Oakland Manager Chuck Tanner thought New York catcher Thurman Munson wore the goat horns un- "airly in the A's 7-6 victory over the Yan- ;ees Saturday. Munson. attempting to catch Don Baylor stealing second base, threw wildly. When lis ninth-inning throw went into center field, Baylor picked himself up and scampered all" the way home. Tanner said. "The fans who booed Munson in the ninth inning when he struck out. were wrong. He kept the Yankees in the ball game. It was only tied 6-6 because of him. He threw out two people stealing and picked off Campaneris from third base." When Munson returned to the Yankee bench after striking out for the second out in the ninth, he was roundly booed by portions of the 26.756 fans. He responded, in anger, with gestures. Charlies' Blanks TOLEDO, Ohio-Tim Jones continued the Charleston Charlies' recent string of excellent pitching Saturday night, blanking Toledo on a five-hitter, 3-0. This was the Charlies' third shutout victory in the last six games and gave them their third straight win over the Mud Hens. Tony Armas slammed a two-out home run in the second inning and the Charlies backed Jones, who recorded his first shutout and fourth complete game of the sea- Sec baseball boxscores on /'ripe "D. After the game. Munson explained his feelings. "I fought so hard to get my arm back into condition that I was upset when they booed me. I wanted to get it back to the way it was in 1970. '71 and 72. Last year, I threw out 74 per cent of the runners trying to steal, hit .318. had over 100 RBIs. I don't believe the bad throw lost the game. "Heck, I made a bad throw," he admitted. "But they forget a w f u l easy. I screwed up. The fans in New York still compare us to the old Yankees. I am not Yogi (Berra) or Ellie ( H o w a r d l . They only seem to want to see a guy do great or foul up." Most of the A's thought that Munson was getting a bad rap. Baylor, who has now stolen 19 straight bases, said. "I stole on (pitcher) Sparky Lyle. When I bounced up thundering up from seventh place with one-quarter of a mile to go. Needed Few More Yards A few more yards and McKenzie Bridge would have been the winner- but in the Belmont. they pay off on who is in front at the end of a mile and a half. Immediately after the race. Cordero said he told the horse. "Get me to the eighth pole tan eighth of a mile from the finish) and I'll take it from there, baby'" Cordero broke the colt he calls his Puerto Rican RollsHoyce on top and. after the first quarter of a mile, led Best Uiid Plans by two lengths. The margin was up to six lengths a f t e r a n o t h e r quarter but was down to 1'a after a mile. Best Laid Plans managed to stay in the runner-up position for another quarter hut was six lengths back and had h;td it as Great Contractor was moving on the outside into third place. Then, as Great Contractor, ridden by Jacinto Vasquez, closed on Bold Forbes. McHargue brought McKen/.ic Bridge on like a streak. He shot past Great Contractor about midstretch and, as a crowd of 57,519 at Belmont Park roared, he chopped away at Bold Forbes' margin with every stride until he was just a neck away. But then, there was the finish line and the 108-year-old Belmont had it first start- to-finish winner since Riva Ridge did it four years ago. Bold Forbes m i g h t not be a Triple Crown champion, but he certainly is the leader of the 3- year-old division. Two of his top rivals. Preakness winner Elocutionist and Honest Pleasure, the beaten favorite in both the Derby and Preakness, were absent Saturday-Elocutionist because of an injury. Honest Pleasure for a rest. old Off , 93-88 son. with inning-ending double plays in the third, fifth, eighth and ninth. Jones (3-4) fielded a hard shot off the bat of Tommy Smith to start the Charlies' double play to end the eighth inning. The home run by Armas was his seventh. In the third inning, loser Fred Beene issued his only two walks, the latter with the bases loaded to Ken Macha. Jones also walked a pair. Craig Reynolds wound up with a triple in the eighth inning when center fielder Smith and left fielder Vassie Gardner converged and then gave way on his blooper to left. Gardner was slow in chasing down the ball and Reynolds steamed into third. He scored when Omar Moreno ripped a single up the middle. The Charlies, who have won nine of their last 12 games on the road, will pitch John Morlan (1-2) at the Mud Hens in today's 2 p.m. windup of the five-game series in Toledo. Charl«iton (3) ab r h bi ic K Toltdo (0) ab Reynolds is Moreno rf ·/«ha 3b Page ib ir -ias d f ^y later N.cosia c Auguitine c"h Totals 5 0 5 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 6 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 2 1 0 i 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 Oliver 2b McMillan 11 Smith cl Li! It O GonialC! Cerone c Norris d»i Gardner If Norrid 3b Totlll 4 2 4 3 4 4 3 3 3 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 Tony/Armas Seventh Home Run Cliirl«lon Oil 000 OJO-J Toltdo 1* ** OM ~" E -Reynolds, f. Gomal«. 2B-Cerone. 3B-Reynol«s. HR-Armas (7). Dp-Cnarl«lon 4. LOB-Cri»rleston8, Toltdo 6. Mtchlrffl Jummiry . . IP H R ER BS SO T. JOW (v '-3,41 J 5 0 0 3 4 Bwr,e(L.l 9 8 3 3 3 4 WP-Jontv Time: 2:05. A-932 from my slide. I couldn't see the center fielder so I made up my mind to go all the way. If the coach had held me at third 1 would have run right through him." Mickey Rivers, the Yankees' center fielder, was playing Sal Bando very deep and shaded to left. This resulted in Munson's throw being a long way away from the outfielder when it sailed into right-center field. San Francisco 4, Philadelphia 2--Ken Reitz knocked in three runs with a two-run homer and an infield single as the Giants sent the Phillies down to their third consecutive loss. It was the first time this season the National League East-leading Phillies have lost three in a row. Cleveland, 5, Chicago White Sox 3-John Lowenstein, a defensive replacement, tripled home the tie-breaking run in the 10th inning and then scored on a wild pitch. The White Sox left the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth when reliever Jim Kern (4-2) came in to strike out pinch hitter Alan Bannister. Boston 4, California 3 - Rick Burleson cracked a two-out single in the bottom of the ninth inning to score Doug G r i f f i n from second base with the winning run. Designated hitter Tommy Davis of California had knotted the score in the top of the ninth with a two-run homer over the left field wall at Fenway Park. Baltimore 5, Minnesota 1 - Ken Holtzman pitched a five-hitter for the Orioles. Consecutive singles by Tony Muser, Ken Singleton and Doug DeCinces produced the winning run in the sixth inning. The Orioles added three runs in the seventh off Bill Campbell. Atlanta 8, Montreal 0-- Rowland Office, Earl Williams and Jim Wynn all hit home nms to back the four-hit pitching of Dick Ruthven. Office extended his current hitting streak to 11 games. Kansas City 5, Milwaukee-George Brett smacked three singles and John Mayberry drove home a pair of runs as the Royals won the first game of a twi-night double header. Brett, whose .349 batting average leads the American League, has had three hits in 10 games this season. Cincinnati 5, St. Louis 1-Major league runs batted in leader George Foster drove in his 50th and 51st runs with a sixth inning home run. Foster smashed a John Denny fastball with a runner aboard for his llth homer. The Reds' Don Gullett (4-2) got the victory over Denny (2-4) before a crowd of 34,159-largest of the year in St. Louis. Ken Griffey and Pete Rose hit doubles to help the Reds' attack. Houston 4, Chicago Cubs 3-Wilbur Howard drove in the winning run with a seventh inning single while J. R. Richard (6-5) broke a personal four-game losing strea* Ken Forsch gained his 12th save, topsW the majors. By Mike Whiteford Although trailing most of the game and unable to cope with Will Johnson, the West Virginia All-Staters defeated the Kanawha Valley Conference All-Stars. 93-88. Saturday night at Morris Harvey. the win. played before a coach-filled crowd of less than 1,000, gave the All-Sta- ters a 6-3 edge in the nine-year series. In the game's final minute, hot-shooting Andre White of Beckley hit a foul shot with 57 seconds remaining for an 87-86 All-State lead and Emil Boatwright of Logan secured the win with a field goal with 35 seconds left and two free throws with 13 seconds remaining for 91-86 advantage. A few minutes earlier, the KVC rallied from an 86-76 deficit to an 86-86 tie on six points by DuPont's Johnson and two each by Danny Teel of Charleston and Tony Hairston of Stonewall Jackson. JOHNSON. MOVING n i m b l y and aggressively at both ends of the floor, finished with 36 points-18 in each half-hitting 16 of 29 from the floor and dominated the boards, but was unable to offset the All-Staters' balance. "We didn't have enough Will Johnsons," said Don Stover of Stonewall Jackson, the KVC coach. "We didn't have enough help up front. They wore us down." White, who hit six successive first-half field goals, led the All-Staters with 21 points with Boalwright adding 18 and David Jasper of Oak Hill 13. Mike Carey of Liberty. Gene Lomax of Trap Hill and Steve Dillon of Barboursville each added eight. With good first-half shooting, the KVC broke in front q u i c k l y and mounted 12-point leads. 28-16 and 30-18. and led at half time. 52-45. But five straight points by Boatwright gave the All-Staters a 61-60 a d v a n t a g e with II): 15 left in the game and the KV'C's were never were able to overtake them, except for the 86-86 tie. The All-Staters' longest lead was 85-74 on D i l l o n ' s foul shots. "IT WAS A lot of fun." said Wheeling's Sam Andy, the ALL?State coach. "They played like All-Staters should play." Andy, who coached Wheeling to the Class AAA state championship, obviously noted the play of Johnson. "He's the best in the state." he said. "We couldn't stop him. although I thought Dillon did a good job. In the second ha'.f, our guards caved in on him and 1 think that hurt him a little bit." KVC guards Lee Perry of Stonewall and Teel each finished with 16 points and Tony Shrewsbury of Nilro 12. KVC All-Slan let) Chnrh Player D Joipcr .. 5 Dillon .. . Boatwrght A White .. G Lomni R Lewton... McClanhan. McCallstr... B Roddy . M Carey Tol»li .FG 4-10 3-14 7-13 9-14 .3-7 . 2 - 4 .0-0 .U 1-6 2-8 37-11 FTPtl 5-9 2-2 4-7 3-5 2-2 3-5 0-0 1-2 2-2 7-8 29-« 13 e 18 21 e 7 0 3 4 11 93 Player FG W galley 0-10 T Chamber', 0-3 W Jonnson. 14-29 I Perry 8-17 D Tofl . .. . 8 - 1 4 T Hoiritnn ..2-5 G S o r r c t l . . . 1 - 4 C Ellis . .. .1-3 Snrwibry . 5 - 1 1 M Samples. .0-2 J Sirinnm. . 0-1 Total! 41-9S FTPU 0-0 0-0 4.5 0-3 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-3 0-7 0-0 6-14 0 0 36 16 It 4 2 2 1? 0 0 61 -- IUIH- 6. 1976 All-Stalcri S 41-73 KVC All-Stars S3 36-SB Purtzer Makes Ace, Shares 5-Way Lead P H I L A D E L P H I A A P ) - "It was." sighed rookie Tom Purtzer. "a strange day. to say the least." It ranked as a massive understatement. He'd blown the lead in the $200,000 Bicentennial Golf Classic with a double bogey six. He'd regained it with a holein-one on the next swing of his club. He'd pulled out to a Iwostroke lead, appeared on the way to a commanding ad- vantage-ami then bogeyed his last two holes. And those bogeys produced a five-way tie for the lead--tiic biggest in a couple of seasons-- w i t h v e t e r a n K e n S t i l l . 22-yearold rookie Jerry Pate, Jerry Mc- Ge'e and Larry Nelson after Saturday's third round. "I'm just glad the day is over and I still have a share of the lead." Purtzer said after his erratic round of one-over-par 72 gave him a 54-hole total of 208. five under par on the 6.687 yard Whitemarsh Valley Country Club course. Nelson splashed nine "3's" across his card on the way to a 66, Still scored an eagle for the same five-under-par total. Pale matched par 71 despite a balky putter and McGee matched four birdies with as many bogeys in his round of par. Masters champion Ray Floyd and Terry Diehl were just one shot back of the leading quintet at 209. Floyd had a 71, Diehl 70. Chi Chi Rodriguez. Grier Jones and Lyn Lott were another shot back at 210. Rodriguez struggled to a 73. Lott had a 72 and Jones closed up with a 65, the best round of the warm, sunny, windy day. There were six others at 211. With five players tied for first and 11 others within three strokes, Sunday's final-round of the chase for a $40,000 first prize shapes up as one of the tightest races of the year on the pro tour. Purtzer set it up. He blew the lead with the double bogey six on the tough eighth hole, got it back with the ace on the 125- yard ninth, moved to two in front on the back nine, then bogeyed his last two to produce the biggest logjam of the year. All-Staters' Steve Dillon Shoots With Plenty of Room WiUohnson (52) and Danny Teel of the KVC^ll-Stars Hope for a Miss Tom PurtKr J C ' r y McOcc J e r r y Pn": Ken S'il! Lorry Nelior. T e r r y Dirrr.l Pay Floyd Chi CHi PcOriyuC! L/n Loll Grior Jonc-'j F o r r t s l F(-;ler Flo r ("i'ino Molina Tom Kile Allen //i!ic r r/ii-e Hill Bill R'jC'l Victor Regaladc G a r / McCord Erur.C LiOUi'e Eon Crpr.iUfl/* Bill, Oir.or MOV/ Ksier Jim Colbert irrjy north Jim Dcr.! Don Bies Bob //.enne Ho«ard Tw.tty Mar* Ha/es Tony Cerda Gf-o'gp Caflle Bob Gilder Cal Pcete Dave Eir.nelberger W.ikt //cCuliougn fin 11 7oPiler Fran* Beard Loc-iard Thompson Joe Ir.man JCh r ny r/iller Honero BUncas A r t Wali Hubert Green Dave Hill George KnudlGT. BctDy Colt- Jim SiTiOni Alan Taie Nate Star«.s Brgcc- Crarr.ptor. Bob Zcnder Larry Ziegler Butch Ba-rd Ed Doujherv- Sandy triV.iM V.Ve Ni»0n Pat F.tnimonl Lc r MinKie S'p/J- V.elnyk j n Masierio i-.'.t- E*mg F-ni! Rodgcri till w.allon Rc-jcr V.aimie Yririon Hec*. 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