Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on July 7, 1974 · Page 38
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Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, July 7, 1974
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ID »un. Jul 7,1974 Perry Nears * 1 Record f OAKLAND. CaJii 'AP; - iaykfi Ferry, live rfcf«rrnfed utcivw wfto say* bfc ass for- fan irfam.'je! spitoaJl. :i a f t e r the American * rwxd of 16 consecu- tivt wins in a season hert ilonday against a team which his given him considerable : -to 172 and 3S73. his first two years in the league. Pern* Was 0-3 against the world champion Oakland A's. He broker the losing string the lirit time h* faced th«n this j'ear in Cleveland, and then 'collected his second victory against tne A's here in May, - lAs a team, the Indians have Jd difficulty with Oakland -fere in the Coliseum, winning imly three of 15 games since ;1371. Two of those victories icarne this year. ;1 Perry is now 15-1 on the ·/par. his only loss being a 6-1 vkfeal at the hands of the Yan- ·kfees on opening day in New Nicklaus 9-2 British Open Favorite -'.Up u n t i l his 15th win ^Wednesday night. Perry said fix- wasn't thinking about any records. "I take one game at a Jimfc." the 35-year-old right- ·hjnder said. "It's difficult en- jrMigh lo get one victory tfiwn," '. -However, he admitted that the pressure was mounting 1 Jwhen he captured No, 15 in Milwaukee. · ;"It keeps building up. more and more." Perrv said. . -"Acutally. I think I pitch better when I'm under pressure. . Wien the adrenalin gets flcrw- · Ing. I seem to pitch better, I CHESS CAYLORD PERRY Sift-ale al /· don't know why. that's just the way it is for rne." Perry's 15th win tied the Tribe's consecutive season win record set by John Allen in 1S37. The American League record of 16 consecutive wins in one sesason is shared by four pitchers-Waller Johnson of Washington and Joseph Wood of Boston in 1912. Lefty Grove of Philadelphia in 1921 and Schoolboy Rwe of Detroit in 1S34, The major league season record of 19 is held by a National League pitcher. Rube Marquard of New York in 1912. The major league record of most consecutive wins took two seasons to set. Carl Hubbell, pitching for the New York Giants from July 1936 to May 1937. collected" 24 in a row. The American League record is shared by Cleveland's Allen, who won 17 straight in 1936 and 1937 and Baltimore's Dave McNally. who put together 17 straight during the 1968 and 1969 seasons. Both McNally and Allen won two one year and 15 the other. ·y WiMGriMk? LYTHAM ST. ASSES. Dsf- lafld AJ - Jack Nkkiaas. with the added incentive of scoriBf a third sweep of the four major title, has been xt- stalkd a $-2 favorite in this week's British Open Golf Champwcsbip, The men most Ukdy to challenge the golden-haired American star, accordifif to Loo- doc's legal bookies, are gritty Can- Player of Sooth Africa aad Johnny Miller, the leading money winner of the 1974 U.S. tour. Player, who captured his second Masters tiUe in April, is rated 7-1. Miller, who enjoyed a winning streak early in the season, is 8-1. The event begins Wednesday over the Royal Lytham course, founded in 1886 in this quiet suburb of booming, industrial Blackpool. It's a tough dunes course, whipped by winds and sprays from off the sea. Although the first-place prize money is rather modest by U.S. standards, around 513.000. the event has drawn the best players from the rich American tour. The prestigious British title is worth hundreds of thousands of dollars in ancillary benefits. Loquacious Lee Trevino, the winner in 1971 and 1972. :s back, as is Tom Weiskopf. the defending champion. They are rated 10-1 and 12-1. respectively. JACK MCKUUS Inrnli.1 Hale Inrin. who conquered Winged Foot's lightning greens last month in warning the U.S. Open, is figured at 15-1. along with Bob Charles of New Zealand, winner of the British title over this same demanding course in 1963. Nicklaus. who failed after being heavily favored in both the Masters and U.S. Open this year, will be determined to prove that at the age of 34 he is not losing some of his skills, as did Arnold Palmer at the same stage. Palmer, whose dramatic charges in the late 1950s and eariy ISttte sett ft* game off OB a sfcrrocfcetiflf boom, decided eat Jo compete here. Nkkiass has mm four Masters, three U.S. Opeas aad three Americas PGA's aad seeds only another British Open to score a triple Grand Slam. Only foar men in golfing history have managed to sweep the four big championships, bat no one aQ in a year's span. Gene Sarazen and Ben Hogan, who did it. are no longer very active, although the ageless Sarazen still pots in an occasional appearance. Player is working on his second sweep, needing the U.S. Open to complete it. A total of 154 players from 29 countries will tee off Wednesday over the 6.822-yard. par-72 course over which the Open has been played five times. It is not a driver's coarse. It demands intricate soot execution and good putting. It starts with a 206-yard par-three, tightly bunkered, moves along a railroad toward the turn where there is a stretch of nigbmarish holes which lurk with an out-ofbounds railroad, subtle hills, tenacious rough and sloping narrow greens. Chtncter of CMTSC The character of the course may be partly judged by a look at the men who have won here--Bobby Jones in 1926. South Africa's Bobby Locke in 1952. Peter Thomson in 1968. Charles in 1963 and England's TOBV JacfclM * mi. Nuae ts a fabled of the tfdtlau aad leiiopf ilk. All were refiowaed as great shotmakers. Locke. Thomson and Charles were saperb patters. The ftritiA have hifh hopes for JadJkL whose career has gone into aoedipse since WJD- sff both the British and U.S. Opens in the space of 12 months, but Jacklia is a kng- sfcx bet at nearly 40-1. If a BrilM is to vie il {or the secowt time IB 24 years, it more likely wo*ld he Peter Oosterhuis. who came close to winning the Masters last year, or Maurice Bembridge. * * * * * *' * * * * "TKWATER « CHARLT MAU TOW KSMVATWW ROW! PHONE WAn POWEL PA W-34fc-0734 TUESDAY.UY9:7:30r1l"BATIITr jf UCH TOUNGSrat, 15 TIAIS OF AM AND UNMIWftL JL MCtlVI AN OFFKIAL LITfU UAGM LOUISVUU SLUG* ^ 2 OHIAT IN COOMMHON WITH "THI DIAMOND AND J J LONG JOHN SUVBTS SUFOOD SHOmS." * jB^^ *^^ *^^ *^^ 4^^ ^% ^^ 4^% ^^ i^^ ^^ i^% *^% *^^ ^^ i^^ ^^ »^^ *^% i^^ *^^ *^^ *^^ *^^ i^^.J *WEDK . JULY 10: MEMBERS ADMITTED FREE ON MEMBERSHP CARD! LADIES PAY ONLY $1.00! SENIOR CITIZENS 60 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER PAY ONLY ISO! CHARUES WELCOME STATE POSTMASTERS! * * * ; By Edward M. Foy p - ^ P l a y i n g without the ser- ices of World Chess Cham. gion Bobby Fischer in the 'Ghess O l y m p i a d in N i c e , .-Ifrance. the U.S. team still imade its best s h o w i n g in ' ;years. -; The Americans nosed out a · 'surprisingly strong Bulgarian ; *team to capture the third ;place bronze medal, behind .-the USSR (which clinched Jirst place in the semifinal .·round) and Yugoslavia. · ."-It was a team effort which ^·jwas responsible for the fine ."American performance, al- 'though young James Tarjan . -^on the gold medal for the jiest record by a second alter. -tiate. The young Russian star, '. Anatoly Karpov, won the first 'place gold medal, but his fine · i play was aided by some judi- ;cious spotting by the USSR -team captain. Incidentally, ·'.the R u s s i a n s ' f o u r - d r a w ·tjiatch with Bulgaria had the ! appearance, at least, of aiding -fte Bulgarians in their fight ! for third place honors. ·,.'·. · · · :. ALTHOUGH Bobby Fischer . ;_did not personally attend ei- -ther the International Team ."tournament or the FIDE ,-fneeting, his presence was [".certainly felt -- especially aft- ^-er, his r e s i g n a t i o n of his FIDE world championship" ;-when the international chess ; - organization did not accept all · [ of his proposed rules. Ironical- -ty. Col. E.B. Edmondson. · [,USCF executive director, had . - enough votes lined up to have 'assured the acceptance of all · of Fischer's proposals by the · FIDE -- only to have Fischer ; blow his chances with a tele- ; - g r a m which, among other [ things, stated his preference · for the re-election of Dr. Max [ Eiiwe as president. ;' That particular statement '- alienated enough Latin Amer; ican votes -- Dr. Euwe's oppo- · fient being from South Ameri- (7. S. Team Has Best Showing in Years - [ · Edmondson does not expect . Fischer lo defend his title ; against the winner of the Kar[ pov-Korchnoi match in 1975. We are appreciative of the fine columns Charles Szasz did during our three-week vacation in the British Isles. One thing we learned abroad was not to be too critical of the N.Y. Times for not carrying more chess news than it does. We were surprised that we could not follow the progress of the World Ches$ Olympiad more closely, even though we were purchasing more daily papers than we needed to keep up with the news in general. At the new DeGaulle airport outside Paris, we were having communication difficulties in trying to buy a London Daily Telegraph when an American voice behind us offered a welcome suggestion. We turned around and found we were indebted to columnist Art Buchwald. * * * LOCALLY, Marvin Joe Barker followed up his fine performance in the Huntington Open by winning the second- place trophy, the following week-end, in the 81-player O lumbus, Ohio Open. Andy Martin won the event with 5 to 0. Robert Burns equaled Barker's 4'/z to Vz record but Joe had the better tie-break score. Other West Virginians competing were Kenneth Steckert, Jeff Ashley. John Dudley and Gary Cummins. The Charleston Chess Club's 1974 chess ladder got under way last Tuesday evening. Don Griffith and Herb Johnson won from Tom Connally and Danny Young, respectively, while the Tim Davis and Dennis Funkhouser match was adjourned. Ladder play will continue weekly. The Kings and Queens Chess Club of Nitro is also conducting a chess ladder, every Wednesday evening through August at the Holy Trinity Catechetical Center. Nitro, at 7:30 p.m. New m e m b e r s , especially junior and senior high school students, are invited to enter. Tourney Planned By Tennis, Inc. · ; -The 1974 Tennis Inc.. lour; fljimcnt will be held July 22-27 ; Tor students 8-18 years old en'. Tolled in the summer inslruc- ; ironal classes. - ; A new format is scheduled ; for this year, as the tourna- · tnent has been divided into ! Ift-o divisions. One division · Will be for those in the inler- '. mediate classes, and the second for beginners. ; -"By creating two divisions. ; w;e are giving the beginners a · fhancc to win a trophy." Ciarles G. Mayers said. Moy- .'ers is vice president of Tennis Inc. "In the past, when we had fltily one division, the more experienced players won all of the laurels." will he singles and fles cham|;. nships in five age groups - 18-and-under. 18-and-under. 14-and-under. 12-and-under and 10-and-under. This years' tournament is being sponsored by the Ga- /(.'tte. Diamond Big Racquet and Puritan Sportswear. Call 348-6864 to o b t a i n e n t r y blanks. Orioles Plan Tryout Camp The Baltimore Orioles will conduct a tryout camp for boys ages 16-24 at the St. Cloud Field in Huntington. at 9:30 a.m. July 10. 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