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-Staff Photo Dy Lawrence Pierce Charleston's Mike Tyson Blazes 100 Dash in 9.4 Seconds Carter Suggs of East Carolina (Left) Finishes Step Behind in 9.5 Tyson Shines; Waigwa Runs 3:58.3 Mile By Bob Fretwell Hometown hero Mike Tyson of Charleston stormed to victory in the invitational sprints Saturday to turn on the crowd at the second annual Hall of Fame Classic. The Olympic-trials bound Tyson shared the spotlight in the invitational portion of the meet at Laidley Field w i t h Wilson Waigwa of Texas El-Paso, who ran a 3:58.3 "miracle mile" despite strength- sapping heat and h u m i d i t y , and w i t h Charles Durant of Western Kentucky, who high jumped 7-feet plus. "Yes. It really does, the crowd turns me on," said Tyson, who responded by blazing invitational meet records of 9.5 seconds in the 100-yard dash and 21 flat in the 220-yard dash in one of his last tuneups for the Olympic trials starting June 19 at Eugene, Ore. He nipped Carter Suggs of East Carolina by a step in the 100-yard dash and gutted out an equally narrow triumph over Mike Shine of Penn State in the 220-yard dash. Tyson was more satisfied with his time in t'hs 100, which equates to a 10.2 or 10.:i performance in the longer Olympic dist- -June 13. 1076 See truck meet mininiiiry m I'afti' 21). ance of 100 meters. "1 didn't know how to act when ! jumped nut ahead in the 220," lie said. "1 usually want somebocy to run down and I was pretty ragged." Jackson Is Ready To Fight Royals KANSAS CITY ! AP) - An angry Reggie Jackson declared Saturday that if Baltimore pitchers don't hit a Kansas City hatter this Sunday. "Then, by God. I'm walking off this team. "But first. I'm going to fight them all myself." he said, gesturing towards the R o y a l s ' l o c k e r room. "So I get whipped...so what?" Jackson stalked back and fourth in front of a row of silent, dejected Baltimore players who had just lost 7-6, on national televison. for their eighth setback in a row. ____,,__ See boxsaires on I'api' SI). Jackson's anger--evidently shared by many of his teammates as well as Manager Earl Weaver--stemmed from Lee May's being hit in the head by a pitch from Royals reliever Marty Pattin in the ninth inning. May was hit in the arm but not hurt in the first inning by Steve Busby. He'was the first batter up in the ninth following Jackson's three-run homer and was struck behind the left ear by Pattin. The veteran slugger was helped off the field and taken to a hospital for x-rays. His condition was not immediately known. "If we don't hit somebody tomorrow. I just won't believe it," Jackson said. Still pacing and talking in a low growl, he unraveled the tape which bandaged his injured right wrist and spat expletives. "But. Reggie you know Earl's philosophy on these things." said a teammate. "The hell with his philosophy. They hit him in the first inning and the manager says. 'Let's not do anything.' And look what happened. It's time to change that philosophy." Jackson said. Weaver was told in his office moments later that his philosophy had been placed under fire. "I'm beginning to wonder myself." said the Baltimore skipper, adding. "1 have no more to say." Pattin. u n a w a r e of Jackson's comments, nevertheless was shaken by the incident. "The ball just got away from me." he said. "I was throwing a fastball away. I think May knew 1 was trying to go outside on him arid he was leaning and couldn't get back." St. Louis 5, Cincinnati 4-Mike Tyson's two-run triple highlighted a five-run St. Louis third inning. The Cardinals jolted Jack Billingham and held on to snap the Reds' four-game winning streak. Bill Greif notched his first save by quelling an eighth inning Reds threat and then striking out Tony Perez and Johnny Bench in the ninth. Bake McBride got three hits for St. Louis. Perez and Pete Rose hit solo homers for Cincinnati in the fourth and fifth innings. Pittsburgh 4, Atlanta 2-A1 Oliver drilled a two-run double in the llth inning to win the game. Pinch hitter Ed Ott opened the llth with a walk. Frank Taver- as sacrificed and both runners were safe when the throw to second was too late to get Ott. Richie Hebner sacrificed the runners to second and third and Oliver followed with his double to left. New York Mets 3, San Francisco 1-fhe New York Mets. limited to two hits, took advantage of John D'Acquisto's wildness. D'Acquisto. 0-3, allowed only a run-scoring double to John Milner in the third during his six-inning stint, but nine walks and two wild pitches contributed to his demise. Chicago Cubs 5, Houston 2 -- Jerry Morales slammed a two-run homer and Jose Cardenal collected four hits including a run-scoring double to pace the Cubs. Cleveland 3, Chicago White Sox 0 -Light-hitting Frank Duffy drove in two runs with a bunt and a sacrifice fly and Rick Waits and Jim Bibby combined for a shutout. It was the third straight win for the Indians after four straight losses. Boston 5, Minnesota 2 -- Dwight Evans slammed a homer and a broken-bat, run- scoring triple and Luis Tiant won his eighth game of the season. Detroit 10, California 4 -- Alex Johnson's three-run homer keyed a six-run fourth inning for the Tigers. Texas 2, New York Yankees 1--Jeff Burroughs hit a two-run single and four Texas Ranger pitchers scattered 10 hits. Nelson Briles '6-2) got the win. Oakland 2, Milwaukee 1--Solo home runs by Joe Rudi and Gene Tenace off Bill Travers in the fourth inning powered the A's. LOS ANGELES ( A P - Ralph Wilson, owner of the Buffalo Bills, said he has agreed to trsde superstar running back OJ. Simpson to a N a t i o n a l Football League team on the West Coast. After a four-hour meeting with Simpson in a Los Angeles restaurant. Wilson told Melvin Durslag. syndicated columnist of the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner, that he agreed to find a team on the West Coast for Simpson, who has two years left on his contract with the Bills. Wilson said, however, he wanted to be able to bargain with more than one team. He told Durslag that he has not yet talked to any of the four NFL teams located on the West Coast but planned to talk with officials of the Oakland Raiders, Los Angeles Rams. San Francisco 49ers and. possibly, the San Diego Chargers at an NFL owners meeting this week in New York. Wilson said he offered Simpson $1 million for two years. $440,000 more than lift was to receive the next two years, accordj ing to his contract. But Simspon said hf didn't want to discuss money. ' Wants to Be Near Family Simpson, 29, was quoted as saying in the Buffalo Evening News, "I definitely will not play in Buffalo again. "It has nothing to do with money or a new contract with me," Simpson said. "It has to do with a number of things, mainly wanting to stay near myJamily and not be separated for another football season." \, Meanwhile, AtfC spohcaster Howard Cosel! said Saturday he had recceived a phone call from Simspon on Friday because the star r u n n i n g back was concerned that his desire to return to the West Coast, scene of his record-setting college career at Southern California, would be misconstrued. Cosell said Simspon's only motivation was that he did not want to be separated from his family for another season. Rams' owner Carroll Rosenbioom said his team has had no contact with the Bills or Simpson over a possible trade. Rosenbioom issued the following statement: "No one associated-with the Rams, including myself, has talked with Ralph Wilson or anyone from the Buffalo Bills about O.J. Simpson, nor lave we talked with Simpson. "Certainly we'd be interested in someone of O.J.'s caliber, but the question I would ask is, 'Does O.J. really want to play for anyone?'" Ask for McCutcheon According to Durslag, the Bills probably will ask for running back Lawrence McCutcheon, two top defensive players and cash. The Evening News also said that Simpson's decision not to rejoin the Bills for his eighth season was heavily influenced by his feeling that the Bills' management was not making a sincere attempt to field a championship team. Simpson's decision was made when the Bills failed to re-sign wide receiver Ah- rnad'.'\astiad. the newspaper said. Rashad p!a) out his option and signed with the expansion Seattle Seahawks. -SlnllPnolohyL.iwrcncePii.Tri.' Up and Over Goes Charles Durant of Western Kentucky He Clears High Jump Bar at. 7-0' ·" to Highlight Hal! of Fame Meet By Mike Whiteford For the fourth time in succession, the Charlies went extra innings and for the third time in succession were victorious Saturday night. Dave Augustine, who did not start, lined a single to right with one out in the bottom of the 10th inning to score Tommy Thomas from second as the Charlies defeated Toledo. 6-5. It was All-Kids Pony Night at Watt Powell Park, attracting the largest crowd of the season, 4,309, to surpass the Jacket Night figure of 4,044, the previous high. The victory also marked the Charlies' seventh in a row over the Mud Hens. Reliever Doug Bair. who hurled the final inning, picked up the win. his second in three nights, to lift his record to 4-7 after having once owned an 0-6 mark. Prior to Saturday. Bair had achieved a 2.53 earned run average in his six previous appearances. A FOUR-RUN seventh i n n i n g by the Charlies, in which they collected six hits. Augustine Thomas overcame a 3-1 Toledo lead, but the Mud Hens retaliated quickly with two runs in the eighth inning for a 5-5 tie. The Charlies opened the seventh with f o u r consecutive singles--by Mike Edwards, Tony Armas, Thomas and Miguel Dilone for one run. Craig Reynolds followed with a sacrifice fly and Omar Moreno singled for a third run. Steve Nicosia's infield single brought home the final run. But Ben Heise led off the eighth with a single off starter Ray Price and Dave Marshall Places 17th; Simpson Is NCAA King Oliver followed with a triple, prompting C h a r l i e m a n a g e r Tim M u r l a u g h to remove Price and bring in Jim Minshall. .Ion Lis, who earlier hit a two-run homer for the Mud Hens, delivered a sacrifice fly to score Oliver with the lying run. The Charlies' first run carne in the second i n n i n g f o l l o w i n g I,is' homer in the first. Steve Nicosia doubled and eventually scored on Annas' infield nut. CHARLIE CHATTER: Second baseman Mike Edwards was in the lineup Saturday night for the first time since June ,'i. He's been out with an ankle injury, which has made it d i f f i c u l t for him to run and assume his normal batting stance. Meanwhile, his hatting average has .slipped to .194 hut his approach hasn't been affected. "The .season .still has a long way to go." he said . . Today's doubleheadcr with the Mud Hens beginning at 2 p.m. will be Carbon Fuel Day. Odell Jones (0-2,5.89; and Randy Sealy. recently acquired f r o m Shreveport, will pitch for Charleston. Steve Kline (7-3, .1.961 and Cardell Camper (0-1. 4.50) will go for Toledo . . . Pittsburgh's Dave Guisti is expected to be out for about six days, which could mean that Rick Langford, recently promoted from the Charlies to the Pirates, may return to Charleston. WAIGWA, who will represent his native Kenya in the 1.500 meters at the Olympic Games in Montreal, and Steve Foster of Florida Track Club ran the first mile of less than (our minutes inside West Virginia. "I almost gave up," said the soft-spoken Kenyan. "It was very hot on the track." The temperature stood at 89 degrees. Foster finished in :i:5!i.i) and said the effort in the heat gave him a good-sized headache. "I'm not that acclimaled to running in the heat of the day," he admitted, since lie works out in Florida early in the morning or at night. Foster said the fairly even pace of the race enabled him to break four minutes. W a i g w a made his move in the l a t t e r stages of the four laps around Liiiiiley Field and when he got up a full head of steam in the long straight to the finish line, there was no catching him. "1 just can't start fast." he said. * * · DURANT WAS d i s a p p o i n t e d t h a t he failed to clear 7-2 in Ills last chance Ui qualify for the Olympic trials. The junior said he was just reaching top form again after a chipped bone injury. The four-time Ohio Valley Conference champion said speed, strength and flexibility form the basis for an outstanding high jumper. He accepted his first-place award from Ray I'rcfontalne, the father of the late Steve Prefontalne, who was one of 10 inducted Into the Hall of Fame earlier in the day on the State Capilol Inwn. Don Cohen, the president of the Hall of Fame's hoard of governors, presented Hu- lova Accutron watches lo the six participants in the miracle mile. A crowd estimated between 2.5(10 and :i,(lliO baked in the hot clow of the sun during Hie meel that lasled more than live hours. Otis Melvin (if Fayelleville, N.C. caught Hie fancy of the fans with meet record performances of !).5 in the high school boys HX)-yard dash and 21.11 in the high school buys 220-yard dash. * + * WKST VIRGINIANS winning scholastic events were John Dotson of DuPnnl and (iarnelt Edwards of Welch. Dotson uncorked a meet record 1 % 3 lime in the h i g h school boys (180-yard run and Edwards skimmed over the high school boys high hurdles in 13.9 seconds, the first lime this event, has been contested in the meet. I'arkcrshurg High School's Kal.hy Goldstein placed second in t w o h i g h school (,'irls running events. The high scorer of the Wesl Virginia stale track meet fur girls pushed Stella Johnson of West Charlotte. N.C. to a meet record 14.4 performance in the 110-yard low hurdles and she ran second lo meet record setter Lynn Maxwell of Puducah Tilghman. Ky. in the 110-yard dash. Maxwell, who also swept the 220. was named the outstanding high school girl ol the meet, Melvin won I he outstanding high school boy award and Tyson made it a clean sweep for sprinters by taking the outstanding invitational events trophy. ALBUQUERQUE. N.M.-Jay Guthrie fired an even-par 72 Saturday as Marshall University's golf team wound up 17th in the NCAA Golf Tournament. Outline's round gave him a 72-hole score of 301. South Charleston's Harold Payne led coach Joe Feaganes' team over the course of the tournament with a 74-293. tying for I9th place individually. Other Marshall scores: Scott Davis 74302; Tim Starrett 77-308; Jim Peet 79-319. "I'm fairly well pleased with our 17th place showing in the nation," Feaganes sJW- "We were only 10 strokes out of 10th ALBUQUERQUE. N.M. AP) - Southern California's Scott Simpson rammed home a 25- foot putt on the 18th hole Saturday and won the 1976 NCAA individual golf title. Oklahoma State, which led throughout the tourney, played steady golf and took the team championship with a 1.166 total. Simpson finished with a fiveunder-par 283 total for 72 holes beating Barton Goodwin of Rice by one stroke. Brigham Young was second in the team standings with 1,173, one stroke better than Houston. Two-time defending champ Waktfforest carded a 1,175 while New Mexi,o had a 1,176. Player Norn: rf HW: :; 0 0'iver 15 Li: it) Srri.tN cf Corr/nt Oft P Olivrr 3b GarCne.' if RtxJriQoftZ c Totals Toledo ab Charleston r h bi Piayer ab 0 0 0 Gi'orf. 1 II 5 1 Moreno rl r h bi I / i 0 · I 4 0 2 1 J 0 0 0 . . . 4 0 0 0 Nicosia c Macr.a 3c Ib e pr-rf ? 0 0 1 0 1 3 1 I 1 0 I 7 1 0 I 0 Edwards 26 5 3 0 0 0 Armac. C ! 4 . . 35 5 8 5 Tnomjs d h 5 2 7 0 Totali 3? 6 II ( Toledo 201 000 n?0 0-5 Charles'ton' WO 000 040 l-l E-Raich, Price, Reynolds; OP-Toledo; LGB-Cr.nr- lesion 13, Toledo 8; ?B-Nicosiln 3B-D Oliver; HR-LIS (14); SF-Smitn. Re/no!ds, LIs; S-D. Oliver, Page. Dilone. CB-w.orenr, Smith, Ollone. Pitching Playir IP H R ER BB SO R«,cn 6 12 S S 0 1 SlricHand 1 / 3 1 0 0 0 Reymlds 1-1/3 Linncrl (L, l-7l 2 r ·; -· j Mini 1 i.il 2 Bair pv. 4-7) I U-", 1 nliis. Harris, T - 3 Oi, A--4.:1.309 (Season 75,283) Saturday's Games CHARLESTON 6, Toledo 5, 10 innings Rochester 6-1, Richmond 0-11 Syracuse 9, Tidewater 3 Rhode Island at Memphis (n) Friday's (James CHARLESTON 5, Toledo 4 (10 innings I Rhode Island 8, Memphis 6. Rochester 5, Richmond 4. Tidewater 11, Syracuse 3. The Standings Club W L Fct GB Rhode Island 35 22 .614 Syracuse 29 24 .547 4 Rochester 25 24 .510 6 Tidewater 25 26 .490 7 Memphis 25 26 .490 7 Toledo 26 31 .456 9 Richmond 25 30 .455 9 CHARLESTON 23 30 .434 10 Sunday's Games Toledo at CHARLESTON (2 at 2 p.m.) Richmond at Rochester /· f --"''^" Tlciwater at Syracuse iZa Rh«c Island at Memphjg \ 0'

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