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341 .279 26V 276 6« 37 254 .279 2181 2/3 5S6 48 SO 273 2152 2K 574 48 271 267 2257 292 601 50 275 266 2197 26 571 4! 249 .260 2206 275 562 51 246 255 1900 248 478 25 228 252 23C4 278 579 « 247 251 2082 259 519 43 239 .249 2!57 225 518 « 210 .240 2416 268 578 « 249 .239 INDIVIDUAL BATTING 125 «r m«re at bats AB R H HR RBI Pel 207 35 77 II 51 .372 281 39 !04 5 208 36 72 0 126 26 42 I 269 41 87 5 214 28 69 1 239 47 77 3 221 41 71 17 273 44 87 13 271 47 86 1 227 30 72 4 193 31 61 6 225 43 71 6 235 34 73 5 206 28 64 4 229 15 70 1 167 25 50 4 205 28 61 1 259 31 77 2 223 5! 66 17 268 31 79 3 207 21 61 5 214 18 63 3 232 40 68 13 222 31 65 6 207 33 60 II 245 30 71 5 197 35 57 3 223 36 64 5 229 34 65 9 236 33 67 11 3 43 .348 Geronimo Cin 26 .346 Maddox SF 18 .336 Buckner LA 26 .333 Brock StL 22 .330 Schmidt Phi 12 .327 Garvfy LA 28 .325 D.Cash Phi 25 317 W Davis Mtl 41 .315 Ziik Pgh 16 .314 Morgan Cin 34 .314 Watson Htn 16 .311 Grubb SD 48 .311 Reitz StL 30 .308 Unser Phi 15 301 Singleton Mil 29 .301 Stennett Pgh 56 .301 Wynn LA 10 301 D.Thomas SD 31 .298 Torre StL 37 .298 Helms Htn 16 .297 Bench Cin 39 .297 Cardenal Chi 37 .296 B.Williams Chi 32 .294 A.Oliver Pgh 32 .291 W.Crawford LA 18 .291 Monday Chi 32 .291 Hener Pgh 46 .290 T.Perez Cin 20 .290 M.Anderson Phi 206 20 60 71 57 196 26 246 28 264 44 214 30 240 44 198 36 55 260 42 72 235 17 65 217 33 257 36 207 34 204 20 56 237 28 65 217 33 59 269 39 73 241 31 65 261 52 70 213 29 57 187 15 191 26 203 24 192 28 226 30 129 19 149 165 238 215 194 163 152 242 236 222 143 155 171 172 232 229 130 143 160 174 175 193 214 193 169 182 145 22 233 22 189 21 161 15 153 168 203 200 128 50 51 54 51 60 34 24 39 12 43 20 62 33 56 33 50 20 42 14 39 20 62 32 60 27 56 15 36 20 39 19 43 26 43 34 58 21 57 17 32 18 35 16 39 9 42 28 42 18 46 32 51 18 45 13 39 34 42 33 52 42 35 10 33 10 36 23 43 31 41 9 25 26 .370 15 .346 16 .333 36 .323 25 .322 !9 .322 50 .321 55 .319 24 .317 40 .317 29 .316 21 .316 31 .311 25 .311 23 306 27 .299 32 .298 22 297 54 .296 26 .-795 28 .295 27 .294 43 .293 33 293 44 .290 28 .290 26 .289 24 .287 31 .284 38 .284 23 .282 29 .281 33 .280 50 .280 26 .280 47 .279 18 .278 20 .277 34 .277 17 .276 34 .276 39 .275 23 .275 38 .274 18 .272 15 .271 34 .270 34 .268 28 .268 32 .267 27 .267 9 .266 26 .266 23 .265 24 .264 33 .262 22 .261 15 .261 27 .260 30 .258 8 .258 17 .257 15 .256 35 .254 38 .252 8 .252 21 .252 15 .251 28 .250 19 .250 29 .249 19 .246 18 .245 15 .244 19 .241 7 .240 21 .238 32 .238 14 .233 17 .231 6 .231 21 .228 16 .223 23 .222 21 .217 19 .216 15 .214 17 .212 35 .205 B .195 8 .181 11 .171 18 .170 WIMBLEDON Old Guard at Full Strength in Bid To Stop Youthful Evert and Borg CHRIS EVERT Seeded Second BJORN BORG Seeded Fifth WIMBLEDON, England (AP) -- Two exciting teenagers, American Chris Evert and Bjorn Borg of Sweden, bring a breath of youth into the ivyclad walls of Wimbledon this week. "Little Chrissie," a big girl now at 19, and Borg, the 18- year-old blond bombshell, have set the tennis world talking by winning the singles titles at Rome and Paris. Can they continue an extraordinary year by adding the Wimbledon crowns to their tally? The experts have shown them the utmost respect. Miss Evert is seeded No. 2 in the women's singles behind defending champion Billie Jean King. Borg, who faces an -incredibly difficult task, is placed in the No. 5 spot among the men The old guard is at Wimbledon in full strength, aiming to keep out those precocious youngsters. Top-seeded among the men is John New combe of Australia, hoping to equal Rod Laver's post-World War II record of four Wimbledon singles crowns. Newcombe won the title in 1967, 1970 and 1971 but was prevented from competing the next two years because of dis- putes between controlling groups and a players" boycott. Also in the lineup, are Stan Smith, the 1972 victor and seeded fourth this time, a Jan Kodes, the mercurial Czech, who won last y.ear. He's seeded sixth. Connors Surprised Jimmy Connors, who shares the No.'l ranking with Smith in the United States, said he was "highly surprised" to be seeded third for the championship. But some observers rate the 22- year-old big-hitting left-hander as the man to beat. Then there is the effervescent llie Nastase who defended the French and Italian titles this year and lost both to Borg. The talkative Romanian is aching for revenge at Wimbledon. And that's just part of the star-studded men's singles field which is up to f u l l strength again after the disputes of the last two years. For Borg, the job is formidable, despite his great run of winning 18 straight matches since Newcombe beat him in the World Championship Tennis finals in Dallas. The streak came to a crunching halt one week be- Cage Recruiters Find New Areas Myles Patrick of Macon. 149 14 27 187 16 32 200 21 34 PITCHING 5 or more decisions IP H BB S O W LERA 83 53 34 55 7 2 1.4C 22 16 5 13 4 3 1.95 93 73 33 61 4 3 2.03 41 21 16 29 6 2 2.16 123 92 32 85 7 2 2.27 58 51 12 24 5 3 2.31 127 119 29 50 9 5 2.33 72 54 22 63 6 5 2.35 1 By Bill Brill Ronnoke Times ROANOKE, Va. (AP) The never-ending search of the college basketball recruiter took a new direction this spring. Instead of the normally fertile basketball areas of New York and California, the nation's finest prospect was -UCLA got 6-11 Brett Vroman located in Virginia and six of of Provo, Utah. There was onlyjm£-Ca4ifornian on the Auburn also signed guard Wayne Bracy from Birmingham, thus tying Georgia and Southern California for the most players on the top 40 list. USC signed 6-10 Steve Malovic of Phoenix, Ariz., and - . . 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Albury Min · Bibby Tex B.Johnson Cle Tidrow NY Slaton Mil Hargan Tex Fryman Del Kaat Chi Coleman Det Stoneman Cal Hands Min Colborn Mil Cleveland Bos Alexander Bal 33 35 7 '41 24 22 4 2 2.18 ,} Matlack NY P.Niekro Atl Fprsch Htn Linzy Phi 38 39 14 22 4 73 66 28 51 4 3 47 33 25 22 5 2 116 99 27 60 10 2 42 33 9 20 3 3 83 81 17 37 4 3 48 47 18 19 1 84 86 26 41 6 4 90.77 32 61 9 3 97 83 32 72 5 5 2.37 2.47 2.47 2.55 2.55 2.6C 6 2.63 2.67 2.69 2.69 2 3 2.20 68 56 24 67 8 4 2.23 r.H on Phi £? r ' °" TM M0r ' 0 " '' 79 67 24 52 6 3 2.28 106 91 26 27 5 6 2.55 42 43 11 29 4 2 2.55 _, , 42 31 16 25 5 1 2.57 cM^eU SF 55 47 23 39 2 5 2.59 Cal °'""; 11 ^ 137 125 18 57 9 8 2.94 feislbn SD 108102 43 77 7 4 2.98 TM e ' 5on . 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Among the top 40 was Mike Jones of Charleston, W. Va. Jones, a 6-6 center, led Charleston High to two straight state titles. Jones will play college ball at the University of Cincinnati. The Roanoke Times annual survey of the outstanding schoolboy basketball talent disclosed that most of the top teams once again scored well in recruiting, but two schools better known for their football did exceptionally well. Signed last week by the University of Maryland was 6-footll Moses Malone of Petersburg, Va., considered by most recruiters to be in the same category--at this stage of his career--as Kafeem Abdul-Jabbar or Bill Walton. But Georgia and Auburn, which in past years have concentrated on football, reaped a basketball bonanza by staying near home. Ga. Nips N.Y. Renko Scarce Phi Curtis StL G.Stone NY 3 6 4 03 Sadecki NY 4$ Greif SD ^ 5 4 13 Gibson SIL 116123 53 54 6 7 4J9 R °9 ers . Mt ' ,, 64 62 30 36 2 6 4.22 McAndrew SD 124 119 50 72 10 8 4.27 A Pqoaca Nf 129 118 20 80 7 8 3.83 116 125 22 33 5 9 3.93 89 94 44 40 3 8 4.01 51 45 22 13 37 37 15 19 2 3 109 125 3? 59 63 63 32 33 3 4 4.29 Arlm 69 85 18 34 4 3 4.30 Moose P ?. h 106 114 48 50 6 8 4.42 Br vant SF 52 52 27 36 4 3 4.44 62 50 31 42 3 3 4.62 89 103 29 41 6 6 4.63 116 123 61 74 6 7 4.94 47 56 23 27 1 5 4.98 49 66 9 44 1 4 5.47 63 66 15 19 3 3 5.54 87 105 26 43 5 5 5.75 37 50 14 8 2 3 6.03 The half-dozen players from Georgia gave that state the edge by one over New York, and none of the six went far away. Georgia signed 6-9 Lucius Foster of Savannah, 95103 36 60 3ii 4^63 6-7 Jackie Dorsey of Atlanta 7* 7 5 « J n 1 1 47r~ and * e .multi-talented An- 76 78 33 42 4 6 4.72 ,, ,_.. . , , 32 3! 22 20 3 4 4.73 thony Flannagan of Atlanta. Flannagan is actually on a foUtfraH--seholarship; having made AllAmerican in both sports, but is expected to play basketball. · Another two-sport All- American, Stan Rome of Valdosta, signed with Clemson, while Auburn got the other two Georgians, 6-8 Mike Mitchell of Atlanta and 6-6 79 82 37 33 4 7 4.74 59 76 16 22 2 5 4.83 29 34 11 14 4 2 4.97 95105 44 49 3 B s'l? 95 101 32 60 7 7 5.46 41 48 13 16 1 4 5.62 31 36 19 22 1 4 5.68 64 85 37 18 1 7 5.91 35 58 7 15 1 5 7.57 49 73 26 29 2 8 7.71 Armed Troops Protect Scots . . F R A N K F U R T ,. . Germany ( A P ) -- Armed troops shadowed Scotland's -.. World Cup soccer team by hel- · .icopter as the Scots traveled " to F r a n k f u r t Saturday for their vital first-round match - against Yugoslavia. .. · the helicopter escort hovered over the team bus as the :, Scots arrived at Frankfurt's Wald Stadium from their training camp in Weilnau. 25 miles away. " - Steel-hslmeted West Ger- man border guards with sub. ;machine guns at the ready kept watch from the helicopter's open doors. The tightened security fol- "lowed a telex message purporting to come from the outlawed Irish Republican Army threatening to kill two Protes- -tant mernber^of the Scottish ; World Cup squad. ..There is evidence suggesting the message, which originated in England, was a hoax. Security forces, remembering .the Munich massacre at the 1972 Olympic Games, were 'takitt no chances, however. Yankees Send Stottlemyre To Specialist NEW YORK ( A P ) - The New York Yankees said Saturday they are sending pitcher Mel Stottlemyre to a noted Los Angeles specialist, Dr. Robert Kerlan, to have his ailing right shoulder examined. Stottlemyre. 6-7, was removed in the fourth inning June 11 while pitching against California. He said he felt pain in the shoulder after throwing a pitch to Frank Robinson in the second inning. Stottlemyre missed his last turn. He was to have pitched against Detroit Sunday but reported pain in the shoulder after pitching batting practice last Wednesday. Dr. Sidney Gaynor, the Yankees' team physician, x-rayed the shoulder Friday and said the injury was in the tendon area. Dr. Gaynor said rest should heal the injury but it was decided to send Stottlemyre to Dr. Kerlan for confirmation. Dr. Kerlan is one of the leading doctors for sports inurJes. list, guard Mark Wulfemeyer of Fullerton, and he became a USC Trojan. How Good Is List? How accurate is the top 40 list, which is a compilation of seven scholastic All-American teams, two recruiting services and a special panel of 15 college coaches from all around the nation? Of the 17 first round, draft picks by the National Basketball Association last month, no less than 12 had been on previous top 40 listsj-including four of the five hardship players. Of this year's 10-man consensus All-American team, only Notre Dame's John Shumate had not been among the top 40 coming out of high school, and the year Shumate graduated the list included only 30 players. "There are no sleepers any more," said Duke's new basketball coach, Bill Foster, who also has coached at Rutgers and Utah. Some of the recruiters .sur, veyed in this poll have been in virtually every state tflis year . in search of talent. Three of the coaches actually have seen all of the top 40 play. The numerous all-star games after the season serve as a sounding board of opinion for the coaches, as the best prospects get head-to-head competition. Not Bonanza Year Overall, it was not a bonanza year, somewhat disguised because of all the furor over Malone. The towering Petersburg pivot man averaged 38 points and 25 rebounds a game as his team went undefeated for the second year in succession. While Malone does not resemble Jabbar or Walton in his style of play, virtually every coach believes he has a chance to be as good. Malone was paid the supreme compliment when he was drafted by the Utah Stars of the American Basketball Association. Other than Malone, however, it was not a banner year for centers. There were no more than a half-dozen true centers among the 40 leading prospects. Among the best of the centers, other than Malone and Vroman, are John Gunn of Memphis, who stayed home with Memphis State, and 6-10 Rick Robey of New Orleans, who signed with Kentucky. The Wildcats, who lacked height last year, signed three players this season 6-10 or taller. ACC Signs 8 The powerful Atlantic Coast Conference was even with the Southeastern in top 40 players signed, with eight apiece, but spread the talent around more. All of the SEC picks went to Georgia, Auburn and Kentucky. In the ACC, which had three teams in the top 10 all of last year, Maryland also got 6-9 forward Chris Patton of Athol Springs, N.Y,, and guard Brad 1 Davis, of Monaca, Pa. North Carolina signed one of the nation's best guards in Phil Ford of Rocky Mount, N.C., while defending NCAA champion N.C. State got 6-7 Ken Carr from Hyattsville, Md., plus the junior college player of the year, 7- footer Tommy Bae and highlysought guard from Baltimore, Skip Wise. Softball Tourney GAULEY BRIDGE-A double elimination Softball tournament will be held at the Boomer and Gauley Bridge fields June 29-30 and July 4. Entry fee is $35 and a Softball. Teams may enter by calling Chris Workman at 779-2299 or Pooch Wilson at 442-8227. fore Wimbledon when the young Swede was shot out of the first round of the John Player Tournament at Nottingham by self-exiled Czech Milan Holecek. "I've played too much tennis and I'm tired," admitted Borg. "1 desperately need a rest. "I'd love nothing more than to be able to go off in the sun for a couple of days and just relax and swim." Borg had seven days to recharge his batteries for the big Wimbledon effort. He also needed to re-acquaint himself with Wimbledon's lush and lightning turf. Until the Nottingham event, he had not Nastase Given Leg Treatment NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) -- Romanian Hie Nastase, second seeded at Wimbledon, was being treated for a leg injury Saturday--only two days before the start of the big tennis tournament. Nastase injured his leg while playing in the John Player Tournament here when he collided with doubles partner Jimmy Connors of Belleville, 111. Connors acci- dently hit Nastase with his racquet. At the time, the injury was not thought serious. But Nastase's wife, Dominique, said her husband was experiencing severe pain in his leg. played on grass since Forest Hills last year. For Miss Evert, the task ahead looked a little less hazardous. She's been most of the way before, as losing finalist in 1973. But it is still going to be mighty tough for the American baseline puncher. Two Horse Race The women's event looks something of a "two-horse" race between Ms. King, who has won Wimbledon four times, and Miss Evert--unless thirdseeded- Australian Evonne Goolagong, 22, is back to the form that won her the crown in 1971. The other top placings in the women's list have a familiar ring, with American Rosie Casals in fourth spot and top British player Virginia Wade taking fifth-place. Miss Casals is often almost there, but has never yet won a major singles title. The fiery Miss Wade's temperament often seems to let her down when it matters most. This is the way British bookmakers rate the players: Newcombe is a 5-2 favorite to take the men's prize. Smith and Nastase are rated 4-1, with Borg 6-1 and Connors 8-1. Ms. King is the 11-8 favorite in women's singles. 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