Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on July 13, 1975 · Page 47
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 47

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Sunday, July 13, 1975
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7» July 13,1975 Sim*vG«*ette.Mu|. Cfiartesta*. )(* *»»** Aaron No Longer Graceful or Fleet But Still Best .239 Hitter in Game Checking for Holes Six-year-old Scott Morgan of Morrow, Ga., who plays for the T-Ball Crackers in a pee-wee RACE Alfi baseball league, eye balls his bat before stepping into the batters box during a recent game. (AP Wirephoto) a Romeos Place 1-2 at Watkins Glen after that and worked through the field to third place, but couldn't catch the Alfa Romeos. Scheckter, who was on the pole, flew during the early laps, pulling steadily away and leading by as much as 58 seconds at one point. Then, suddenly, he was in the pits with engine trouble and the Alfa Romeos took over. WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) - Derek Bell of England and Henri Pescarolo of France drove an Alfa Romeo to victory Saturday in the Six Hours of Endurance race for sports cars at the Watkins Glen road racing course. Another Alfa Romeo, driven by Arturo Merzario of Italy and Mario Andretti of Nazareth, Pa., placed second, finishing on the same lap as the winner. In third place, three laps back, was a Renault Alpine driven by Frenchmen Gerard Larrouse and Jean Pierre Jarier. The winning Alfa Romeo had an average speed of 84.10 miles per hour around the 3.7-mile, 11-turn course, a very slow time because the race was halted for a little more than an hour because of rain. The time while the race was stopped counted as part of the six hours, thus cutting down the average speed. Different Types The race was for several different different types of sports cars, with the pow- " fnttrnndin^DiviJion erful Alfa.Romeos and Renaults competing in the speedier prototype class-cars built only for racing. The Alfa driven by Bell and Pescarolo took over the lead on the 30th lap after . Jody Scheckter of South Africa, piloting another Renault Alpine, dropped out of the race with engine trouble. Bell and Pescarolo then held the lead the rest of the way for another victory in the Championship of Makes series, which Alfa Romeo had clinched earlier this year. The two Renaults were in the front row . at the start of the race, but it wasn't too long before turbocharger and engine problems practically put the Renault team out of contention. Turbocharger Trouble The Larrouse-Jarier machine pitted twice in the early laps with turbocharger trouble and fell back to 15th place. It appeared to perform^ almost flawlessly By Tim Haryer MILWAUKEE (AP) - Henry Aaron, 41 years old and a bit paunchy, is no longer the graceful outfielder or the fleet base- runner. His home runs are only occasional now, and they're usually more like long pop flies than the screaming line drives that for two decades seemed to still be rising when they cleared the outfield walls. But he is still the most valuable .239 hit- terjn baseball. His head is not really hoary or wizened, and he tries to avoid the platitudes of a Tibetan monk. When the Hammer strolls out of the Milwaukee Brewer dugout before each game, it's like the old guru of the mountain coming out of his cave to impart wisdom to the masses. And the young Brewers listen. "He didn't get off to a good start but he's doing well now," says Manager Del Crandall, whose surprising Brewers are still in the thick of the American League East pennant race with favored Boston and New York. "He's an important part of our ball club." Found Things Tough Aaron, who earns standing ovations merely for stepping to the plate at nearly every American League park, has found things tough this year after breaking Babe Ruth's home run record with 733 homers in 21 National League seasons with the Braves in Milwaukee and Atlanta. He has only nine home runs and 36 runs battd in just beyond the halfway point in his first American League season, but both are second on the Brewers. En route, he has eclipsed Ruth's all- time RBI mark and surpassed Stan Musial to move into second place behind Ty Cobb for career base hits. Not to mention sparking marked attendance increases at Amer- ican League stadiums. Every time Aaron appeared in a park for the first time, he would peer almost cautiously out of the dugout before coming out to the on-deck circle to await his turn as the Brewer designated hitter. The inevitable standing ovation followed, with parents holding toddlers high to point out No. 44 and raise their hopes of seeing a home run. Most early season fans were disappointed. seemed badly fooled by these new American League pitchers, some of whom had not been born when he bit his first homer in 1954. "It's been a nightmare," Aaron said at one point when he was trying desperately to raise his batting average above .150. There's no doubt his presence has helped transform the Brewers from a perennial fifth-place finisher to a bona fide, or at least dark horse, contender. They are still considered too young and too weak on the mound for a pennant but they keep winning as Aaron's base hits, home runs and runs-batted-in become more timely. The Brewer front office, with attendance running nearly 50 per cent above the record turnstile pace of 1973, gives most of the credit to Aaron. People come to the games to see Henry and to see the Brewers win, and with Henry in the lineup the Brewers are whining. In fact, the entire city flipped with a giant Brewer-promoted "Welcome Back" campaign at the start of the season. Milwaukee, which the Brookings Institute says is too small to support a major league team, drew 50.000 opening day, has had several crowds in excess of 30,000 and is on the way to an attendance of 1.5 million. And Aaron seems glad to be back in Mil- waukee after bis 1974 troubles in Atlanta. He squabbled with the Braves over money, over not being offered the manager's job and over attempts to kick him upstairs and off the field at the end of the year. ATTENTION! COMMERCIAL BUILDINCS FOR THE COAL INDUSTRY · BATH HOUSES · LAMP HOUSES · FIRST AID ROOMS · OFFICES · CLASS ROOMS · METAL BLDGS. · MINI WAREHOUSES Complete with Lockers set up--Any Combinations DON WEDDINGTON ASSOCIATES, INC. GENERAL OFFICE 5000 MacCORKLE AVE. S.W. SO. CMAUtSTOM, W. VA. 25303 NNNI 304-7tM222 Badly Fooled by Pitchers Incongruously, the home run king Summer Basketball Poet Stimmtr Baiktlbtll Juntor Dlvltfen ............................... W L W ............................ U Nets .......................... 4 0 Squires ............ . ........ 2 Colonels .................... 1. 2 Spirits ...................... 1 Pacers ...................... 1 3 .................................. Last Wttk't Rtiults Colonels 30, Pacers li Nets 76, Spirits 40 Squires 40, Pacers 37 Pacers 37, Spirits 21 Squires 40, Colonels 22 Nets 51, Spirits 32 Lakers 3 Celtics 1 Bulls. Warriors 0 (.tiding Scertrt Rusty Sovine 21.8 Allen Atkinson I'-O Billy Joe McClanahan : :. W.O Mike Kelly '7.0 Danny Mullins "·» Trill WNk't Schtdult Tutidiy 6:15 p.m. -- Chapmansvs. Gatens; 7:15 p.m. -- Insurance Exchange vs. Diehls; 8:15 p.m. -- Harris vs. Conrad s. Thursday 6-15 p.m. - Insurance Exchange vs. Conrads; 7:15 p.m. - Chapmans vs. Diehls; 8:15 p.m. - Gatens vs. Harris Utt WMk's Rtsults Bulls 68, Celtics 47; Bulls - Randy Sayer 26; Celtics Winfitld Summtr Ltigut - Gary McClanahan 14, Rusty Arthur 14 sv:"'_" : ' c Lakers68, Warriors67 Lakers-Danny Chaney 21; Warriors - Barry Lanham 19 Lakers 51, Celtics 44; Lakers - Rick Coltrill 29; Celtics -- Tracy Asbury 22 Bulls74, Warriors 53 Bulls-- Randy Sayre37; Warriors -- Barry Lanham 28 Lakers 47, Bulls 43 Lakers - Rick Cottrill 16, Jeff Burford 16; Bulls - Teddy Barker 14 Celtics 80, Warriors 77 Celtics - Tim Allison 24; Warriors - Barry Lanham 40 Stnier Division W L W L Ins. Exchange 5 1 Conrads Brbr Shp 5 1 Chpmn Funeral 4 2 Gatens Funeral 2 4 Diehls Dairy 2 4 Harris'76' 0 6 Ust WMk'l Rttultj I nsurance Exchange 83, Harris 76 231 nsurance - Denny Underwood 24; Harris -- Bob Ma thews 10 Conrads Barber 62, Chapman Funeral 48 Conrads -Danny Mullins 24; Chapmans - Rusty Sovine 20 Gatens Funeral 51, Diehls'Dairy 50Gatens -- Steve Bailey 14; Diehls--Tim Henson 16 Chapman Funeral 67, Insurance Exchange 64 Chapman -- Rusty Sovine 35; Insurance -- Allen Atkinson 24 Conrads Barber69, Gatens Funeral SOConrads -- Danny Mullins 22; Gatens-J.R. Marshall 16 Diehls Dairy 66, Harris 76 49 Diehls - Matt Toth 19; Harris -- Mark Strickland 12. Celtics · 5 Kings 4 Bulls 4 Bullets 3 Lakers 2 List Wtfk's RtsutU Celtics35, Bulls24. Celtics --M. Stricland 16; Bulls -C. Tribble 12 Kings 36, Celtics27. Kings - Ferguson 10, White 10; Celtics - Boonel2, Smith 11 Bullets 38, Lakers 30. Bullets - B. Matthews 17; Lakers -- Sawyer 12 Kings 56, Lakers 34. Kings - Williams 16, Starkey 14; Lakers -- Sawyer 17, Tribble 10 Bulls 46, Lakers 29. Bulls - McKinney 15, Tribble 14; Lakers - Harrah 12, Sawyer 12 Bulls 42, Lakers 37. Bulls - Tribble 19, McKinney 11; Lakers -- Sawyer 18 Kings 31, Bulls 27. Kings-Williams 17; Bulls-McKinney 16 Celtics 30, Lakers 23 Uiding Scorers Mike Sawyer 14.6 Bob Matthews 12.5 Darrell Ferguson 12.2 Bill Williams _...12.0 Wayne McKinney 10:6 Jim Boone 10.4 Charlie Tribble 10.4 Bob Walker 10.0 Mark Strickland 10.0 Tim Miller 10.0 Phil Hamilton 10.0 £V# i *S CHOICE OF PROS · «g» MART ·[ DIVISION Of THE G.C.MUHPHY SUN. thru WED. JULY 13,14,15, It MEN'S and BOYS' PRO MYLOM JOGGERS Automotive Touch-up Paint Automotive Sandpaper 99 YOUR CHOICE FLOOR MATS YOUR CHOICE SPORT GRIP "500' WHEEL COVER SUPER HARD SHELL PASTE WAX With Applicator 16 Ozs. OR SUPER LIQUID WAX 20 Ozs. 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