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June 30, 1974

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Ladies Day in Sports ft Colborn Is No Flash-in-Pan DETROIT (AP»-Jim Colborn doesn't like to be called a flash-in-the-pan, so the Milwaukee Brewers pitcher displayed some of his 1973 flash Saturday, while the Detroit Tigers went to pot. Colborn, who entered the game with a 5.99 earned-run- average and was a 9-0 victim in his last start, fired a shutout as the Brewers clobbered the Detroit 9-0 before a Tiger 5«-e major league boxm-ores on I'age 9C. Stadium crowd of 23.574 and a national television audience. "It's really been a struggle to keep my attitude," said Colborn, 27-year-old righthan- der who had a 20-12 record last year but now is only at 4-4. "I've got to keep going," he said. "One game doesn't do it, but it helps." "Just because I won 20 games last year and have been struggling this year doesn't mean I'm a flash-in- the-pan." Colborn, who recently had minor surgery on his left knee, blamed most of his difficulties this season on a bad attitude. Struggled Mentally "I wasn't determined enough and aggressive," he said candidly. "I expected the batters to get themselves out and didn't try hard enough. Everything was a struggle. "Believe it or not, even with the shutout today 1 struggled mentally. I still go out there without as positive an attitude as I'd like," he added. "The main problem earlier was 1 lost my respect for the difficulty of pitching." But it was Mickey Lolich who lost the game, the first in 1C -Jum-30. 197-1 his last six decisions as the Tiger s o u t h p a w ' s record dropped to 10-8. It was the first time in his last 12 games he hadn't gone the distance. Other Games New York Mets 4, St. Louis 0--Lefthander Jon Matlack fired a one-hitter in earning his first victory since May 18. The only hit off Matlack (6-5) was a third-inning single by opposing pitcher John Curtis, who looped a soft, opposite- field liner to left. Matlack struck out seven and walked three. Boston 12, Cleveland 2-Juan Beniquez blasted two home runs, one of them a grand slam in the second inning. Veteran Danny Cater and rookie Terry Hughes also homered as the Sox ripped out 18 h i t s . L u i s T i a n t (11-6) pitched six innings to earn the victory. Chicago White Sox 4 Minnesota 3--Carlos May slammed a home run in the sixth inning and then slid home with the White Sox' winning run on Bill Sharp's squeeze bunt in the eighth inning. Los Aageles «, San Fraacisco 4 -- Releiver Reliever Marshall set a major league record with his 10th consecutive appearance. Marshall, who has appeared in 50 of the Dodgerss' 75 games, broke the old mark of nine straight that he shared with Elroy Face. George Schultz and Tom Dukes. But the Giants knocked Marshall out in the ninth inning and the Dodgers needed three more relief pitchers to save the victory. Pittsburgh 6, Philadelphia 3 -- Pitcher Jerrry Jerry drove in the tie-breaking run with an infield hit in the sixth inning and Richie Zisk slammed a three-run double in the seventh inning. Zisk's double chased loser Jim Longorg (10-6). Cincinnati 2, Atlanta 1 -Joe Morgan singled home the winning run with his third hit of the game in the seventh inning. Jack Billingham tossed a six-hitter. The victory was the e i g h t h in the last ten games for the Reds and kept them 6'/ 2 games behind Los Angeles. Baltimore 2, New York 0 -Dave McNally blanked the Yankees on two hits. The Orioles scored in the seventh inning off New York starter Dick Tidrow on a pair of singles and Earl Williams' double. They added another, run in the eighth off relief pitcher Sparky Lyle. Chicago 2, Montreal 1 -- Bill Madlock's sacrifice fly in the eighth inning produced the winning run. Kansas City 2, Oakland 0 Steve Busby held Oakland to five scattered singles in bringing his record to 10-7. SETBACK B/a,s,s Can't Find Plate In Wild First Inning ' Who said sports were just for men? Don't you believe it! Asi thesei pictures prove,' the gals are taking part in gblf, track and field, swimming, tennis and a flock of other sports these days. At .top left, Kathy McMullen of Bradenton, Fla., uses some body english to help in a putt in the Ladies Canadian Open. At top right Andrea Bruce of Prairie View A M clears the bar at 5 feet 6 inches to qualify for the high .jump finals in the Women's AAU track and field meet. At bottom left, 16-year-old Heather Greenwood smiles broadly after setting a hew world record of 4:17.3 in the women's 400-meter freestyle event at a Santa Clara, Calif., swimming meet. At bottom right, Evonne Goolagong of Australia winds up in a graceful cross- legged pose as she returns a shot in the Wimbledon tennis tournament. (AP Wirephotos) By Will Grimsley WIMBLEDON, .England CAP) - Jom Okker, the scrambling Dutchman, and Spain's'agile Manuel Orahtes shot their way into the men ! s fourth round Saturday in a day of Wimbledon tennis that saw deep inroads into America's secondary ranks. The" U:S. junior varsity of Roscoe Tanner, Jeff Borowiak and Dick Stockton won secon- dround matches, but four Americans were sent to the · sidelines, including Marty Riessen. the United States' No. 7 player, and young Alex Mayer of Wayne, N.J. a surprise semifinalist here last year. In the women's division, Julie Heldman of Houston, the fifthranked U.S. player, lost a center-court match to a steady, bespectacled Japa^ nese girl, Kakuzo Sawamatsu, and before the day was over, five others had followed her to the sidelines. It wasn't an entirely, bad day for the U.S. women. Six won their way into the third round where they joined' the seeded favorites--Billie Jean King. No. 1; Chris Evert, No. 2: Evonne Goolagong, No. 3. and Rosemary Casals, No. 4, all idle. The top six men also were idle from favored John New- combe'down to No.6 Jan Kodes of -Czechoslovakia, providing a somewhat dull program for the more than 25,000 spectators. But at least it was dry. Qkker, seeded No. 7, and Or- antes, No. 12, moved a round ahead of the rest of the field, reaching the final 16. The women only came up to the round of 32, leaving the rain- hampered event still well behind schedule. Okker's court-covering wizardry and the rapier sharpness of his.service returns were too much for South Africa's Cliff Drysdale, now a tennis ranch director in Texas, and the Dutchman prevailed 4-6, 6-3, 6- 3, 6-3. It was tougher for Qrantes, rated one of the best clay court players in the world but mediocre on grass. Little, darkhaired Manuel had to rally from a two-set deficit to beat veteran Tony Roche of Australia, 2-6,5-7,7-5,6-4.8-6. Weiskopf Boosts Golf Lead to Five Strokes OAK BROOK, 111. (AP) The nation's television viewers didn't get to see it, but Tom Weiskopf birdied the last two holes Saturday in the third round of the Western Open Golf Tournament. High, gusty, tricky winds helped slow down play-it took almost five hours for the round--and pacesetter Weiskopf had just stumbled to three consecutive bogeys and appeared in trouble when TV's time allotment was up and the cameras cut away. They left him with a shaky three-stroke lead, somewhere on the 16th hole. WeisKopf promptly birdied the last two. holing putts from 15 and 10 feet, to pull away to a commanding five-shot advantage in the 1200.000 event "You can'llet yourself pan- ic," Weiskopf said of the string of bogeys that threatened to bury him, just as the course humbled so many others. "I was ver$ much aware of my situation. But you have to retain your patience. "I like this course. It's a challenge, a real challenge. You have to have patience. It forces you to think. You can't play just any old kind of shot. You have to play some golf shots " m^' ,, , - v j- The two closing birdies, which staked him to the Wg gest lead of his career, let him get out of the round with a par 71, matching the best score of ,,« , **. _ ^-- . g. the day on the 7,002 yards of worry, water and woe, trees. traps and trouble that make up the new Butler National Golf Club course. J.C. Snead ambled into second with another 71-it included four puttifin the 12*15 foot range and two from 35-40 feet- and a 217 total. Red-haired Tom Watson managed a 75 despite putting two balls in the water for a horrendous eight on the 14th hole. At 218 he was tied with veteran Frank Beard, who posted a 73 in the gusty winds of the third round. Roche Was runner-up to Rod Laver here in 1968 when Laver was at his peak and also runner-up to Laver and Ken Rosewall in the U.S. Championships at Forest Hills in 1969 and 1970. During the past two years an ailing left arm had threatened to put him into permanent tennis limbo, but lie went to a Philippine witch doctor who opened his arm: with his bare fingers and extracted blood clots that supposedly helped Roche recuperate. "He was great--I swear by him, my arm is as good as ever," Roche said. Going into Monday's third round, the United States still has eight men and nine women competing. Besides fan- ner, Stockton and Borowiak, the remaining American men include Jimmy Connors, seeded No. 3; Stan Smith, No. 4: Arthur Ashe, No. 8; Tom Gorman, No. 11, and unseeded International League Saturday's Games Syracuse 6, CHARLESTON 3 Pawtuckel 3, Richmond 2, first game Tidewater 5, Toledo 3, first game Rochester 9, Memphis 1 Friday's Games Rochester 1, CHARLESTON 0, 1st game; 2nd game ppd. rain Ric - ' Erik van Dillen. Besides King, Evert and Casals, American women still competing include Kris Kemmer of Los Angeles; Mona Schallau of Iowa City, Iowa; Ann Kiyomura of San Mateo, Calif.; Tory Fretz of,Los Angeles; Patti Hogan of La Jolla, Calif., and Betsy Nagelson of St. Petersburg, Fla. Two of the American women lost Saturday to seeded players. Fifth-seeded Virginia Wade of Britain was too strong at the service line for Julie Anthony of Los Angeles and prevailed 7- 5, 6-3. Ninth- seeded Kerry Melville of Australia beat Robin Tenney, also of Los Angeles, 6- 4,6-1. SYRACUSE - Steve Blass couldn't find home plate and the Syracuse Chiefs kept their bats on their shoulders. , So, the Tribe walked Its way to a five-run first inning en route to a 6-3 win over the Charleston Charlies, before 5,444 Advertisers' Day fans Saturday at MacArthur Stadium. It was just two years ago Blass won 19 games for the parent Pittsburgh Pirates. A year before that, he was the World Seies hero. Saturday, all the 31-year-old righthander from Canaan, conn., could show was a desire to get the ball over the plate. Even batting practice deliveries missed -- five walks, a base hit, sacrifice fly, hit batsman and an error giving Bobby.Cox' Chiefs that five- run first inning lead. Afater that, it was just a question of whether the rain would fall (it didn't- and righ- thander Frank Snook would handle such a cushion (he did). Doubleheader action is on Syracuse Charleston Player ata r h bi Player ab r h bi Bladt r f 4 1 1 0 Flowrs I f 4 0 1 0 Kenney I f 4 1 1 0 Howe 3 b 4 0 0 0 Whtfild cf 4 0 0 'I Ott rf 3 1 0 0 Parker 2b 2 1 0 0 Cmpnis Ib 4 0 1 1 Kzmnch If 0 0 0 0 Koegel c 3 1 0 0 Sandrs Ib 3 1 0 0 LaRssa 2b 4 0 1 0 Deidel C 3 1 0 1 Agstin c f 4 1 2 2 Frazir 3b 2 0 1 1 Hrnndz ss 4 0 0 0 Prince ss 3 s 1 1 2 Blass p 2 0 0 0 Snook p 4 0 1 0 Bushmn phi 0 0 0 Totals » 4 5 5 Tekulv p 0 0 0 0 Totals M 3 3 3 Charleston 000 100 002-3 Syracuse · »1 000 OOx-4 E-LaRussa,Sanders. LOB--Charleston 5, Syracuse 9. 2B--Campanis. HR-Prince (1), Augustine (5). SF-Whitfield Pitcher IP H R E R B B S O Blass ( L 1-3) 7 5 6 5 7 3 Tekulve 1 0 0 0 1 0 Snook (W3-1) 9 5 3 3 2 4 HBP-By Blass ( F r a z i e r ) . WP- Blass. PB-Diedei: T-l:59. A-5,444. tap tonight.(5:30), Larry Gowell (4-2) and lefty Larry Gura (2-3; facing Charlies' righties Doug Bair (3-6) and Jim McKee (4-7). Monday's an off day because of the International League All-Star Game in Richmond, the series and Charlies' road trip concluding with Tuesday's twin-bill at 6 p.m. Blass was making his first appearance since being placed on the disabled list June 14. He's had neck and shoulder problems. After the first frame walkathon, Blass allowed just one run,-- M. L. Prince's first Class AAA home run, a third inning shot over the 350-foot mark in left. He kept the Tribe hitless in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings. Ex-Chief Steve Demeter, manager of the Charlies, re- marked, "It's up to me how long Steve goes.. .But because of his special case (and high salary;, he has to get his work in." Actually, Rochester's loss was Syracuse's gain. Blass was slated to go in Friday night's twin-bill nightcap in Rochester, but bowed to a rainout. So the Chiefs drew Blass (now 1-3;, who has issued 53 walks in 41 2/3 innings. Blass did manage to lower his ERA - to 8.21. Well, they said the Bucs' Bruce Kison was through, too. Blass took the mound shortly after tile Charlies arrived at MacArthur Stadium after experiencing bus troubles during the planned two-hour drive from Rochester. BASEBALL standings American League Saturday's Games Boston 12, Cleveland 2 Chicago 4, /Minnesota 3 Milwaukee 9, Detroit o Baltimore 2, New York 0 Kansas City 2, Oakland 0 Texas at California Fridays Games Cleveland 2, Boston 1 New York at Baltimore; ppd., rain Detroit 9, Milwaukee 7 Oakland 7. Kansas City 1 Minnesota 10, Chicago 3 Texas 5, California 3 National League Saturday's Games New York 4, St. Louis 0 Los Angeles 6, San Francisco 4 Pittsburgh 6, Philadelphia 3 Cincinnati 2, Atlanta l Chicago 1 Montreal 1 Houston at San Diego Friday's Games Chicago 8-0, Montreal 7-15 Cincinnati 6-0. Atlanta 5-1 SI. Louis at New York, ppd., rain Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, ppd., rain San Diego 5, Houston 4 Los Angeles II, San Francisco 3 Butch Bair) GaryMcCord Arrow p»imer Male I Larry i Eddie I Joe Porter Larry Wise Gary Sanders Kermit Zarley jim Colbert Charles SHIord Rik Massengate Bruce Crampton Gene Littler Bobby Mitchell Larry Nelson EdSneed Jim Wiechers 71-70-71-212 75-71-71-217 72-71-75-218 70-75-73-218 73-71-75-219 76-70-73-219 70-74-76-220 74-72-74-220 75-73-72-220 75-71-74-220 71-75-75-221 75-72-74-221 71-74-74-221 75-75-71-221 71-71-80-222 744»79-222 71-72-79-222 74-71-75-222 77-79-75-222 74-74-72-272 Richmond 3, Toledo 2 Tidewater 6-7, Pawtucke! 5-8 Syracuse 4-4, Memphis 0-1 The Stamfiftfs Nertlwm Divisiwt Chib ...JH L Pet. Rochester 42 24 .636 Syracuse 42 26 .618 Toledo 29 40 .420 Pawtucket 23 42 454 Stvmern DitisJMl dvb. w L Pet Richmond 39 27 .591 Memphis 39 H .582 CHARLESTON ..30 36 .455 Tidewater 22 43 438 . 1st GB 1 14% U'A East Boston Cleveland Baltimore Detroit Milwaukee New York W 41 37 36 37 35 35 L 31 34 34 35 34 37 Pet. .569 .521 .514 .514 .507 .486 GB - 3'A 4 4 4'A 6 West Oakland Texas Chicago Kansas City Minnesota California 41 31 35 35 31 31 33 37 35 36 41 45 .554 .507 .500 .493 .431 .408 -3% 4 4'A 9 11 ·St. Louis Philadelphia Montreal Chicago Pittsburgh New York Los Angeles Cincinnati Atlanta Houston San Francisco San Oieqo East W L 38 31 ...38 35 34 34 ...31 40 ....30 40 30 42 West ...51 24 ....44 30 41 35 36 38 34 43 34 45 Pet. 528 .521 500 .437 .429 .417 .680 .595 .539 .486 .442 .430 GB 'A 2i 7 nv 8'/3 6V,, 14 ' 17Vj 18'A CB 'A SiMTafs Games CHAHLESTOH at Syracuse (2) 71-74-78-223 Tidewater at Toledo 76-72-75-223 Richmond at Pawlucket (2) 73-71-7»-J23 Memphis at Rochester (2) 73-7WI-223 7V79-74-223 MMafer"} Camii v 75-7S-73-Z23 !.!_ All-Stars n. New York Mets at ~. 73-77-73-723 Richmond. Swrfayscamtt Boston (Wise 3-2) at Cleveland (Bosman o-o or Beene M), l p.m. Milwaukee (Slston 64 and Sprague 4-1) at Detroit (Lagrow 5-7 and Fryman 3-3), 2, 1:30 p.m. Minnesota (Corbin 54 and Golti 1-4) at Chicago (Kaaf 7-6 and Henderson 1-0), 2, 2 p.m. New York (May M) at Baltimore (Alexander 3-3 or Cuellar 9-4), J p.m. Oakland (Hunter 10-1) at Kansas City (fittmorris 6-3), 2:30 p.m. ·Jem (Bibby 10-10) at California (jRoneman 1-7), 5 P.m. Swdar's Games Philadelphia (Lonborg 10-5 and Carltcn 9-6) at Pittsburgh (Ellis 3-6 and Bret) 94), 2, 1:35 p.m. St. Louis (Foster 3-5 and Gibson 4-8) at New York (Koosman S-4 and Stone 2-6), 2. 2:05 p.m. Chicago (Stone 2-1) at Montreal (Rogers M). 2:15 p.m. Cincinnati (Norman 8-5) at Atlanta (Morton 9-6), 2:15 p.m. Los Angeles (Messersmith 7-2) at San Francisco (Barr 4-3), 4 p m Houston (GrKfin 8-3 and Wilsor 3-i- .; San Diejo (Patter 1-0 and Greif 2-10), I 4p.m. CP Old Timer Casey Former New York Yankees and Mets manager Casey Stengel stands at attention during the playing of the National Anthem at New York's Shea Stadium Saturday. Stengel was among many former stars attending the Mel's Old Timers Day eame. , * '^WirepWo)

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