The Ottawa Journal from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on September 8, 1979 · Page 17
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The Ottawa Journal from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada · Page 17

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Saturday, September 8, 1979
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What to look for in CFL and NFL weekend TV games Page 18 Goalie discovered Page 19 Whitecaps shoot for the works EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (UPI) Tampa Bay Rowdies and Vancouver White-caps finally get down to business today. "We're trying to take this as ordinary game," says Vancouver Coach Tony Waiters. "We've gone through all the razzmatazz." The Whitecaps and Rowdies, two of the class teams in the North American Soccer League, put their differences in style and strategy on display in the Soccer Bowl at Giants Stadium at 2 p.m. today with each team having Its own debt to settle. The Rowdies, winners of the American Conference title, are looking to avenge last year's Soccer Bowl loss. The Whitecaps, winners of the National Conference crown, are aiming to show that their season didn't end with a victory in the semifinals over the champion New York Cosmos. "We've got to get down a little," said Walters, whose team eliminated the Cosmos in a dramatic shootout to earn its first appearance in the championship game. "Right now we're a bit bubbly." If nothing else, the front line of Tampa Bay was a sobering prospect for the White-caps. Led by scoring champ Oscar Fabbiani and captain Rodney Marsh, Tampa Bay was the fifth best offensive team In the league this season. Fabbiani finished with 25 goals while Marsh with the Soccer Bowl his last official game before retirement added 11 goals and 14 assists. But Vancouver counters with a defense that is unmatched. The Whitecaps, clearly the NASL's answer to the Department of Defense, allowed just 34 goals in 30 regular-season games. "In this league you need defensive players who can go one-on-one because of the 35-yard offsides rule," said Vancouver Coach Tony Walters. "The field Is much more open than it ordinarily Is. I believe we've got those sort of players. We also defend well as a team." The Whitecaps, who did not face the Rowdies this year, finished the regular season with a 20-10 record and defeated Dallas, Los Angeles and New York In the playoffs. Despite the fact that 14 of the league's 24 teams scored more than the Whitecaps this year, Vancouver has some goal scorers of its own. Kevin Hector fired In 15 goals and Trevor Whymark another 10. The midfield addition of Alan Ball gives Vancouver further versatility. In view of its top defense, it's possible the Whitecaps may attempt to sit on an early lead. "These are two well balanced teams," said Tampa Bay midfielder Perry Van Der Beck. ' mm lift I Jft'iWiWwMt'i UtiHSii0tAuiat m 3 m .latent MtAjki Mtfl'Xi&4l Saturday, September 8, 1979 Page 17 ?Nice kid' Rapp wanted comes back to haunt him ST. LOUIS (UPI) Like the rest of the- Montreal Expos, coach Vcrn Rapp was sorry to see the Expos' 10-game winning streak end. But Rapp was proud of the St. Louis Cardinals, who played a major role in the Expo's loss. "I had Tony Scott in the minor leagues and he played great for me," said Rapp, who was fired by St. Louis last season after managing the team for a little more than a year. "When I became the manager here, the Cardinals traded for Tony because of my recommendation. He played great for me while I was here and he's playing great now. It couldn't happen to a nicer kid." "Nice kid" Scott contributed three hits, a run, two stolen bases and the game-winning sacrifice fly in St. Louis' 5-4 win over the Expos Friday night. His constant presence on the base-paths was the catalyst in the Cardinal attack. "Today I was in a better position to do more running," said Scott, who now has 35 stolen bases for the season. "You can do a lot more when there are men on first and third thsn just first base alone." "With Scott funning so well, we forced the Issue on them," said Cardinal Manager Ken Boyer. "When we're running well it forces the other team into making mistakes. And that happened tonight." By singling Ted Simmons to third and then stealing second, Scott was able to score on Jerry . Mumphrey's single off starter and loser Steve Rogers. 12-9, and tied the game at 2-2 in the third. In the fourth, Scott and Simmons were at it again. Both singled to start the inning, and after Simmons moved to third on Mumphrey's fly to deep center, Scott took off for second base. Montreal catcher Gary Carter threw the ball to second, but second baseman Dave Cash failed to cover the base and Simmons scored for a 3-2 lead. "It was all my fault," said Cash. "I missed the sign. I lost the game for us." Montreal manager Dick Williams disagreed with Cash's harsh judgment. "It wasn't just that error," Williams said, "ft was a number of things that cost us the game. We had a guy picked off first but let him get back and he scored. But we've won 10 in a row and battled back and almost won this one tonight. We'll go out and try to start another streak tomorrow." Reliever Scott Sanderson had the Cardinals' Gary Templeton picked off first in the seventh, but when ' Sanderson tried to chase Templeton, the Cardinal shortstop beat him back to the bag. Templeton moved to second on an infield out, and after Keith Hernandez walked, scored on Simmons' single. Scott then drove Hernandez home with a sacrifice fly to assure the win for Bob Forsch, 9-10, who survived a two-run Expo ninth with the help of Mark Littell's 10th save. Montreal throws left-hander Bill Lee, 14-10, against Cardinal rookie John Fulgham, 8-4, in tonight's game. Broken spine gave Munson little chance AKRON, Ohio (UPI) New York Yankees catcher Thurman Munson, killed in an Aug. 2 airplane crash, broke his spine upon impact and died of asphyxiation when he could not climb out of the burning wreckage, a coroner's report said Friday. Summit County Coroner Anaslasius H. Kyriakides said Munson, who was fully conscious after the accident, did not have his shoulder harness connected when the plane struck a stump while he was practicing touch-and-go landings at the Akron-Canton Airport. The report said Munson's head struck the instrument panel, causing the paralysis that prevented him from getting out of the $1.3 million Cessna Citation after it burst into flames. Kyriakides said he could not say whether Munson would have survived if he had the shoulder harness hooked up. He did say that if the 32-year old Canton native had survived It was "highly probable" he would have been paralyzed from the neck down. Because Munson' could not move and his two companions could not move the 195-pound Munson, he died when he inhaled superheated air and toxic substances, the coroner said. The report said after the plane struck a "rather large tree stump" when Munson came up short of the runway during his practice landings, Munson who had his seat belt on but not the shoulder harness, "was thrust forward striking the instrument panel with his head." The impact, the coroner said, caused a dislocation of joints In his spinal column which "further explains his inability to move and the inability of the other two individuals to remove him from the aircraft since his arms and legs were paralyzed. 5 smmmmm v , ' J t ? ;;:: f&J' "w Toronto baserunner Rov Howell, bottom, upends the double play during the third Inning of Frl-Cleveland second baseman Dave Rosello after day's game was unsuccesful. Toronto held a 8-0 being forced out at second. Rosello's attempt for after five Innings, but Cleveland won 9-8. Big Z returns, hoping to kick Riders around By Ken Fidlln Journal Sports Staff The Big Z is alive and well and playing for Hamilton. Zenon Andrusyshyn, the former Toronto Argonaut punter who fled to the National Football League Kansas City Chiefs a year ago, returned to the Canadian Football League Friday, agreeing to loft them high and long for the Tlger-Cats today against the Ottawa Rough Riders at Lansdowne Park. "It's been obvious for the last few games, since Dave Marlcr was injured with all due respect to Zac Henderson (the Interim punter) that our punting has been, well, atrocious," Ticat general manager Ralph Sazlo told assembled news hounds and others Friday night. Andrusyshyn was cut by Kansaf City late In August and he contacted the Ticats at that time. Since then Sazlo said he's had Andrusyshyn in mind. But 80 too did the Argos. Ian Sunter's punting and field goal kicking has been something less than outstanding. "He worked out with the Argos V this afternoon and apparently after he had done this, the Argonaut people decided not to make a change. At that time, they Informed me they were transferring him to our negotiation list," said Sazlo. To make room for Andrusyshyn, perennially the east's leading punter during his seven seasons with the Argos before heading south prior to last season, Hamilton deleted linebacker John Martini, who sud denly came down with an ankle injury serious enough for him to be placed on the Injury reserve list. Andrusyshyn Isn't' the only new face who were scheduled to greet the fans this afternoon at 2 p.m. With very little pomp and ceremony. Riders will introduce what head coach George Bran-cato calls his "Royal Back-field," composed of a Prince and Hamilton GM has a better idea HAMILTON (CP) Ralph Sazlo, general manager of Hamilton Tlger-Cats, has a plan that he hopes may resolve the dcslgnated-import rule controversy in the Canadian Football League. Sazlo, also vice-president of the Ticats, will submit his proposal to the semi-annual meetings of the league during Grey Cup week In November In Montreal, which may end the debate sparked by Jamie Bone. The Ontario Human Rights Commission ruled last month that the Ticats discriminated against the former University of Western Ontario quarterback at Hamilton's 1978 training camp. The commission said Bone was not given enough time to display his talents, although chairman John McCamus concluded that a careful reading of the rule did not yield easy evidence of bias In preferring Import players to Canadians. The Tlger-Cats were ordered to pay Bone $10,000 and he was offered a 31-day trial by Hamilton plus an Invitation to the team's 1980 training camp. Bone said Thursday he was not accepting the tryout because the rule was still In effect. He added that he's still considering taking the matter to the commission. Meanwhile, Sazlo 'suggests a change that would designate two players as quarterbacks who would be permitted to alternate at any time during a game at that position exclusively. He said the quarterback duties Included In the league rules could still apply, allowing him to also puntv placeklck, kick off or hold thcball on converts and field goal attempts. "Then you still have your regular roster. whatever It may be," he said. "If they (league) are going to have 18 non-Imports and 15 imports, that's fine. Over and above that, an additional two players would be just players as quarterbacks. "Let's say you can have a maximum of 33 players. Thirteen could be Imports, there would be 18 non-Imports and two, regardless of status, would be designated as quarterbacks." The current designated-lmport rule allows each team 14 Import players plus one designated Import. If the team has two import quarterbacks, they are allowed, to alternate during the game. If one quarterback Is a Canadian, the team must designate one Import as a substitute. The man the substitute replaces cannot re-enter the game. a King. The King, Emmett King to be precise, performed impressively last weekend despite a 16-9 loss to the Tlger-Cats. The Prince, Calvin Prince that is, is making his CFL debut, filling the fullback spot left vacant by Mike Murphy, who broke a thumb last week and will be out for a month. Riders also have a new defensive halfback, Ron Meeks, In the lineup today, taking the place of Wonderful Monds. Meeks played a good part of last season with the Tiger-Cats but was let go. Hamilton head coach John Payne had not decided on his starting quarterback last night. Tom Clements has just four Hamilton practices under his belt since being deal back east by the Saskatchewan Roughrlders last weekend. In addition, rookie Ed Smith looked poised and confident against Ottawa on Monday and Payne knows he could do much worse than have Smith on the field again for this most crucial contest. A Tiger-Cat victory would cut Ottawa's third place Eastern Conference cushion to a solitary point over Hamilton. V

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