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80,000 Watch in Munich as Olympic Flame Signifies Start of 20th Games -isr ^^?%,,4»m-;,;-,,,-,· .''..,. \ ,:/·:' ;: ·'·;/??.' · ' . - ' %Je?$$-L','. i ?%$(*(*· i£«, :· *Vi;.'' .v.'TM*-'.^'''.*-T^f , :". - ,,***" ^?SKSM?«a^s yt£S swjrfthAn? w^anfeRa^s^ « JS^-^S^ES hand to attend the colorful ceremony. (AP Wirephoto) Olympic Games May Help Heal Wounds of Past By Red Smith CD New York Times Service MUNICH--To the accompaniment of a swinging dance band, booming cannon and the pop-pop-top of snapping Bavarian bullwhips, the Olympic Games opened Saturday before 80,000 cash customers with thousands of freeloaders looking on from the crest of a mountain of rubble created by the bombs of World War II, and conceivably 800 million more watching by satellite television. After 7,000 athletes from 212 nations marched into Munich's gaudy new stadium in an 80-minute parade, President Gustav Heinemann of West Germany mounted a pale blue rostrum festooned with yellow flowers and delivered in German the pro- nunciaments that never varies. "I declare open the Olympic Games celebrating the 20th Olympiad of the modern era." * * * THE WEATHER was brilliant, the color exuberant, the great crowd obviously enchanted, and the wholn splendiferous occasion free--outwardly, at · least--of political, racial and social undertones. When the two and a half hours of pageantry ended, the feeling seemed to be general that perhaps the next two weks of competition in 22 sports would help heal some of the wounds of the past--slurring the memory of the 1936 Olympics in Berlin which Adolf Hitler's-propagandists made into a Nazi carnival, giving a happier meaning to the name of this city, which for 34 years has been synonymous with appeasement. Ritualistically speaking, the hieh point was. as always, the arrival of the Olympic torch, lighted July 28 in Olymoia in Greece and carried about 3,500 miles by an international reley team of 5.976 runners. Gunter Zahn. an 18-year-old middle distance runner, did the last leg into the stadium, where he was joined bv representatives of the four continents outside Europe --Jim Rvun of the United States, Derek Clayton of Australia, Kenjio Kimihara of Japan and Kenya's Kipchoge Keino. With Zahn leading and Rvun nmning last, they made a three quarter turn of the synthetic track of brick-red rckortan to the foot of a golden stairway. There Zahn peeled off, loped up 138 stens to the rim of the stadium, and plunged his torch into a tall birdbath. Immediately flames burst from this receptacle, to burn day and night until the closing ceremony Sept. 10 At one point the games were weclomed to Munich by 3,200 boys and girls from 10 to 14 years of age bearing flowers and decorative hoops which they had plaited. They occupied the entire 400-meter track, a half mile of kids eight abreast in yellow frocks and blue shorts doing a delightful sort of maypole dance to recorded singing of a boys choir doing a ditty with lyrics by England's Geoff Chaucer: "Sumcr Is Icumen In. Lhude Sing Cncn, . ." Mexico, host to the last Olympics in 1968, sent a Mariachi band and dancers who swirled and capered through a folklore ballet that shouted with color. When these dancers withdrew, 40 Bavarian "Goasslschnalzer" appeared wielding great snakey whips which they snapped in unison. The sound of their poppers, confined under the stadium's acrylic glass roof and flung back in schoes, was like firecrackers on the Fourth of July. Behind them came a troupe of "Schuhplattler," guys wearing those half-column leather pants called lederhosen and slapping their britches just as the beerhall waiters do in Yorkville on New York's Upper East Side. These touches of local color were extras provided in addition to such traditional bits of window dressing as the release of 5,00 doves. * * * THE MARCH-IN is the thing. As alawys it was led by the delegates from Greece, where the Olympic idea originated, and after that proceeded in alphabetical order except, that the host nation comes last. The order is alphabetical, that, is, in a language that spells Egypt "Agypten" and the Virgin Islands "Jungferninseln." The marchers arrived brief moments after the opening fan- | fare had been sounded by eight characters in Lederhosen and ' Leprechaun hats blowing on "Alphenhorner," which are wooden trumpets that look like 15-foot Meershaum pipes. Each team was led by a standard-bearer, a girl in white hotpants. Behind her came the national colors, carried in Greece's case by the first pole vaulter who ever cleared 18 feet, Christos Papani- colaou. of San Jose State. Mike Sands, who runs for the Pioneer Club of New York, led the delegation from his native Bahamas. Athletes from Bermuda wore, naturally, yellow bcrmuda shorts but added the coconut straw hat favored by Sam Snead. From sex-liberated Denmark came stately, shapely ladies looking as trim and sexy in red miniskirts as the French girls looked in theirs. As usual most flags were dipped as they passed the tribune of honor where President Heinemana sat. But not all of them. East Germany's banner definitely did not bob. Neither did that of the U. S., cf-.Tied at arms length in the strong right hand of ! Mrs. Olga Fikotov* Connolly, the disc-is thrower who competed once for her native Czechoslovakia and is now representing America for the fourth time. The Stars and Stripes haven't been dipped since 1908 when a standard-bearer exclaimed, "Our flag bows to no earthly king." Sunday Gazette-Mail '1C--August 27, 1972 .EO'S BACK Durocher Replaces Walker As Houston Astros Manager HOUSTON (AP) - Leo Durocher, thought to be finished as major league manager, returned unexpectedly Saturday when he was named to replace Harry Walker as pilot of the Houston Astros. Durocher, 65, who was fired as manager of the Chicago Cubs during the All-Star break last month, will take over the Astros for Sunday's game against Montreal. He was hired Tor the remainder of the 1972 season and for the 1973 campaign. · Walker's dismissal Saturday and Durocher's appointment j folio wed an Astros' slump that had seen them fall nine games behind leading Cincinnati in the National League West. In Hot Water Walker, who had the longest tenure of any A s t r o manager had been in hot water several times during his five seasons but had always come out on top. Durocher will be takingj charge of a team that plays its season trades and at one time home games in the Astrodome, " which Durocher has criticized often as a playing field. Durocher was replaced season, tention Houston was in con- going into the fina weeks of the season before tailing off to a .500, 81-81 performance, its best ever. There was criticism of Walk- ips Outduel Charlies Twice HAMPTON, Va. - Charleston continued to produce good pitching here Saturday night, but it wasn't as good as that flashed by the International League's cellar-dwelling Whips, who nipped the first-place Charlies twice. Graig Glassco. starting for the first time this season, bettered Bob Veale, 2-1, in the opener and Howie Reed, with help from Jack DiLauro and Don Koonce won the nightcap. 3-1. Rookie Doug Bair, just up [rom Salem of the Carolina League was the loser in the second game, when Reed became the first of the Whips to win 10 games. He has lost 14. The Charlies didn't score un til the seventh inning, when Richie Zisk led off with a double against DeLauro. Rick Joseph singled and with one down, Buddy Boker's sacrifice man Coco Laboy's glove with! and ricocheted off the all into outfielder Richie Zisk's glove. Zisk held Mangual to a single, but the Whips' left fielder promptly stole second (his 37th theft of the year) and scored on (Please Turn to Page 4C) two out in the third. Peninsula got to Bair with two out in the third. Pepe Mangual drilled what looked like his 14th homer of the year to left field. However, the ball didn't clear the fence Birds Erupt, Beat A's, 5-1 The Associated Press The second game of the Ti- Doubles by Brooks Robinson ]gers-T\vins doubleheader was and Paul Blair sparked a four-i rained out and rescheduled as run Baltimore uprising in the (part of a twin bill today, ninth inning Saturday as t h e j The homer by Rodriguez Orioles defeated the Oakland A'si came with winning pitcher Bill DUROCHER WALKER manager of the Cubs by Whitey Lockman following a series of controversies. Spec Richardson, Astros' general manager, said Durocher was the only prospect he talked to when he decided to replace Walker. "He's an outstanding man, he has fire, and he might be just what we need to win the pennant." Richardson said at the hastily called news confer- ton finished in a tie for fourth place. But Walker was rehired for the 1972 season near the end of last season. 'Go Home And Think' "Harry Walker is one of the most dedicated baseball men I've ever known," Richardson said of Walker, who had a 355353 overall record with the As- er at the time and again at the fly posted the run. end of last season, when Hous- The two teams meet here ag- " ain twice tonight, with the Charlies holding a 2'i game lead over Louisville, 14-0 loser Saturday to Rochester. ence. Key Trades The Astros shot into promine- nace this season after key off- led the division. Walker became Astros manager June 18, 1968, succeeding as Grady Hatton. The following! by 5-1. Robinson led off the inning with a double to the left field Slayback, 5-5, on base. f AO n -* , THE CHICAGO W;-HTE Sox fence. After Dave Johnson struck wenl 13 innings to top Milwau . kee 3-1 in the first game of a doubleheader. Ed Spiezio's run- scoring single, his second RBI of the game, capped a two-run See American League boxscores on Page 4C. In the second game Charles-| oul and Joh Oates giv j While Sox rally in the 13th. n leadoff batter Phil Bushman;- _.. · ,_..,,· , ,, ° : »«-:i i j - v. dropped a tween the scratch mound single and first , be- Dav is stop intentional walk, Tommy i Milwaukee earned a split with hit a bouncer to short-! a 4-0 triumph in the second Bert Campaneris, who game. George Scott singled dou- in a , J . . , , _, _ , , *JI.\ftJ *J\*L I, ^ a l l l U a i l t T l I D , V Y 1 1 U fet***l-. V J V - w i J . , ^ k J l , U I . L O l l l C l t l V based to start p a y Then Chuck 1^.^ to second foPr a force oul j b led and tripled to drive ,,. ,, , G . ogg ' n bounced into a double But second baseman Tim C ul-;pair of runs and Jim Colbora, tros. I told him to go home play to become he first of sev- ten , s relay to ffcst sailed wide with ninth-inning help from and think about it and if he I en straight Charlies retired in a - - -- - - '- - ··- wanted to stay with the Astros, i row. of the bag, allowing Robinson|Frank Linzy. shutout the White I'd have a place for him." to score the go-ahead run. iSox, who lead the American Pitcher Doug Blair broke the ! . The Orioles got two moreiLeague West by iVi games. Goggin Kopacz Ib Zisk If Joseph 3b Howard rf Booker c Taverns ss Kolb ph Veale p Sharon ph this one a single off third Charleston First Game ab r n bt Peninsula gie fly ab r h b! Bushman c f 3 0 0 0 Hermoso 2 b 3 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 Mangual If 3 0 2 0 Brown c f 3 0 0 0 Laboy 3b 2 1 1 0 2 0 1 3 3 0 0 C Jackson lost Paul Blair's ball in the sun. The ball dropped for a double, scoring The fiery Durocher will bring!· slrin S with another tainted hit,jruns when center fielder Reg-, Pinch hitter Phil Galliano's raniif^finn f^r- nirirmiTirr nnA I h i c on*"* a .sinplp nff HiipH KacAw (Ti£» inoirp/^M irtr-t Dm,] Dio,».»r- two-run double climaxed 3 five-run rally in the ninth inning that brought the Boston Red Sox a 7-fi triumph over Texas. The comeback victory moved the Red Sox into third place in the A. L. East, ahead of the New York Yankees who dropped a 6-:t decision to Kansas City. John Mavberrv's three-run ho- a reputation for winning and controversy to the Astros. He was named Manger of the Year in 1939, his managerial debut, 1951 and 1954. He was manager of the Dodgers for 1939 to 1948 and then manager of the New York Giants until 1955. Durocher coached for the Los Angeles Dodgers four seasons (196165) when he took over at Chicago. Davis and Don Buford, who had walked. Terry Crowley singled wo w\; f ou o u v s i , ; . -r\t · * i i j t r- i 2 i o o Rodriquez ib 3 o o o;hame Blair with the final run 3 0 2 0 Dolinsek rf 2 0 0 C; 0 £ 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 Brand c 2 0 0 1 Hacker s 1 0 0 0 Glassco p 2 0 0 0 . ... 1 0 0 0 Totals 26 1 5 1 Totals Jl Z 4 5 Charleston 010 000 0--1 Peninsula 002 000 x--2 EE -- None, DP--Xjogcjin, Taveras and Kopacz. LOB--Charleston 7, Peninsula 3 JB--Brown, Kopacz. , . . IP H R ER BB soi giving tlir Tigers a 5-3 victory lassco, t W , 1-X) 7 5 1 1 1 6 6 me inning. Detroit remained in a deadlock with the Orioles in the American League East pennant race when Aurclio Rodriguez hit a two-run homer in jmer was the big blow in Kansas ' ' 4 2 2 7 the top of the llth inning, over Minnesota. Balk--Glassco U--Kaiser, Bremegan and Grimsley. Charleston ab r h bi Peninsula ab r h bi Bushman c f 3 0 2 0 Mangual If 3 1 1 0 2 b 3 0 2 0 Hermoso 2 b 3 0 1 1 ; Kopacz Ib 3 0 0 0 Brown c f 3 0 0 0 ' Zisk If 3 1 1 0 Dolinsek rf 2 1 ! 0: Joseph 3b 3 0 1 0 Laboy 3b 3 1 2 1 i ; Howard rf 3 0 0 0 Rcxlriquoz Ib 2 0 0 1! Booker c 2 0 1 0 Carthel c 2 0 0 0 Taveras ;s 2 0 0 0 Hacker ss ? 0 0 0 Cambria p 0 0 0 0 Reed p 2 0 1 0 Bair p 1 0 1 0 DiLauro p 0 0 0 o'. Kolb p h 1 0 0 0 Koonce p 0 0 0 0 JAltaraz s s 1 0 0 0 Totals 25 1 8 I Totals n 3 k 3 Charleston ooo 000 1--1 : x-3 ' LOB- City's \vin over the Yankees, who are 3'^ games out. Boston trails by 3. 21ST WIN Carltun IVreds Relief To DHVal KCM!S W J-3 The Associated Prc.w Steve Carlton svon his Tile liame featured nine home run.s. indudine two each bv Peninsula 001 200 DP--Charleston, Pc-ninsulfl Charleston 4. Peninsula 3 . , . , ,,, . ..... 28-Doiinsek, Gonuin. zisk. 3B Laboy .game with ninth-inning relief Chicago s Billy \\ilhams and SB-Manguai. SF .Rodri«uez £ nc-ker. h»i,, f r o m p at Scarce as the Ron SanUi and" San Francisco's L (o-n · s .; 3 ~ o "s,Philadelphia Phils nipped Cin- Ken Csmbria . Reed, W (10-14) Diuauro Koonce S.ivo-- Koonce. WP A-613. IP H R ER BB SO 5 .1 3 0 1 0 0 1 , i 6 0 0 0 j 2 I 1 0 -i 0 0 0 0 Reed. T--1:30. International Standings s.Cinnali 4-3 Saturday night. ; Pepitonc was hit hy a pitch J: Carlton, who stuck out four from Ranci - v Coffin. 1-2. follow,to boost his major league lead m " s »i"]s by Jose Cnrden-il to 256, had to leave the game and Williams and an intentional after giving up three straight w a l k t o S;mto. hits that scored a run for the W i l l i ( 1 1:ivis Reds. I Scarce protected the Phillies' ! threr home Suturday's Results Peninsiihi 2-:t. CIIAHLESTON See . V t i f i o n n ! b(U'scores on V Rochester I I . Louisville fl Syracuse 2. Toledo fl Tidewater 8. Richmond 7 Friday's Results | Tide\\:itei s, Hirlmimul 5 Louisxille C. Rochester , ! Toledo II. Syracuse :\ ] \\. THARLKSTOX 7S il.onisville . (li cracked i n e l m l i n " h i s l l t h to lend the I.i« er. to ;i 7-1! victory over the I'itlslmi-"!! Pirates. L c a i; .'. r The Dodi'.rrs jumped on Dock !i(/i' 4C. Kllis. 11-7. fur four runs in the . . . . _. .. first innin.u. Bill Buckner was aboard w i t h a sinple and one out in the first v.hen Davis singled to r;!;ht. tlene Clines jug- cleii t h e k i l l and by the time ail r e i r i e \ e d i t . Bnckner scored ;ml Davis was on he hail Ted Former Boston Red Sox Rrcat Ted Williams, now manager of the Texas Rangers, takes a swincr during a hompr hitting contest f»r t h e J i m m y ' Fr.nd Friday night in Boston's Fenway Park. Williams hit some god shots, including one to the base of the 380-foot mark in right field. (AP Wirephoto) one-run margin, holding the tying run on third base while pitching to the heart of the Cin- riIARLESTO\ 2-3. Peninsula cinnati batting order. The Reds, after twice wasting scoring opportunities by g e t t i n g jj"j|-,| a man on I h l r d w i t h less !han 1 1 , \ , ^ two outs, got to Carlton in the ,.i-^ i p i i i ' i d Bf; eighth when Bobby Tolan dou- C r a v f . V - d \ _ bled, took third on a wild pitch, on ' si,\ ( . c, ·n., and came home on an infield JVassei! si-' fii_,out. Tony Perez followed with Garvcv 71, his 18th homer of the season. 'j n t j H , j],,; 3'2 Chicago's Cubs won a 10-9 and H a \ i 9'-.: slugfest. from the San Francisco double to Pet. .5X2 I Tidewater 71 Kit S!i 03 ftl r,n 7t S2 .533 ..VJfi .511 .4:t7 We- Park- and Willie !',ed. scored double. Bill Siring home Toledo Richmond Peninsula .. . 52 S2 .3X8 2fi Giants. gled home Today's fiarnes Ironically. Joe Pepitone was D.invil 1 rilARMiSTON at Peiiinsuln hit by a pitch w i t h the bases run homn ( 2 ) , fi::{0 p.m. loaded in the loth inning nt ] i f t : a c :h. ! Syranise at Louisville Wriciey Field fo force in the a rtecisi .n Vueknev walked ( t r n \ e him in with a center Parker sin- Richmond at Tidewater !\ ,ms blasted a throe- 111 i he eighth inning, \:i:m;a Brave;: to o\er the New York winning run. Mei.s.

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