The Boston Globe from Boston, Massachusetts on August 1, 1983 · 27
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Monday, August 1, 1983
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THE BOSTON GLOBE MONDAY. AUGUST 1, 1983 27 eid son KSTgasca Kuhn future a hot topic at Fenway .Robinson, Kel still draw crowds TONY ARMAS Day-to-day status Several members of baseball's Executive Council will be at Fenway Park this afternoon for meetings, hosted by Haywood Sullivan, that are expected to last long into the night. The subject of the discussions is obvious: the retention of Bowie Kuhn as baseball commissioner. Eight of the 26 owners are trying to oust Kuhn and threaten a "bloodbath" if the Executive Council reappoints him. Kuhn's term expires a week from Friday. Executive Council meetings begin Wednesday morning at the Marriott-Long Wharf, but the Kuhn issue is not on the agenda. . Q : Tony Armas aggravated the right hamstring pull that has troubled him three times previously, and left the game after the second inning. He is on the invariable "day-to-day" list . . . Jerry Remy. whose batting average has climbed to .270. is now 15 for 27 against Moose Haas . . . When Gary Allen-son called for a pitchout and threw out Rick Manning stealing in the second, it was the first time in nine attempts that Manning has been thrown out since going to the Brewers .. . Wade Boggs made three fine plays at third. "He had an outstanding game," said Ralph Houk ... In spring training and early in the season when he was struggling, much was made of the weight Peter Ladd had lost and the effect that had on his fastball. "I was trying to be a power pitcher, solely using my arm and not my body." said Ladd. He has three victories and nine saves in five weeks since his recall from Vancouver and has been a big factor in Milwaukee's charge into the heart of the AL East. "Part of it was lack of work, but most of it was mechanics. When I went back to Vancouver, (pitching coach) Eli Grba got me straightened out and got me back to using my body." Ladd, Tom Tellmann. et al, also finally have stopped hearing about Rollie Fingers. "1 could never fill his shoes," said Ladd. Mainly because Ladd's 15 EEEEE feet would never get into Fingers' shoes. Armas and Dwight Evans both got runners in from third with less than two out, which means Armas (13 for 26), Evans (5 for 17) and Jim Rice (12 for 25) are 30 for 68, combined . . . The Sox have lost eight games this year directly traceable to their weakness to get those runs in, which should be accomplished at a 70-percent rate . . . Bobby Ojeda (5-3), who pitched his best game of the season Tuesday in Oakland, faces Chuck Porter (2-5) in this afternoon's series final. - PETER GAMMONS By Larry Whiteside Globe Staff COOPERSTOWN, 'N.Y. - Their paths had crossed before. George Kell and Brooks Robinson, a couple of country-talkip' boys, grew up in Arkansas just 60 miles apart. They had been teammates once, and they shared a common experience in life. They first met in 1957 when both were with the Baltimore Orioles, and they became friends. Both were the outstanding third basemen of their respective eras. But they spent only one season together, wljen Robinson and the Orioles were getting off the ground, and Kell was on his last legs as a player. It was never a problem between them that Robinson had pushed Kell over to first base and eventually into retirement. There were no hard feelings. In fact, in his years as a Detroit announcer, Kell boosted Robinson's feats over his own. never dreaming that when Robinson stepped down five years ago, their paths would Yawkey voted first woman on Hall board COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -Red Sox owner Jean Yawkey has been added to the board of directors for the Hall of Fame. Yawkey, the widow of former Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey. becomes the 13th member of the prestigious group and its first woman member. "It's quite an honor," said Yawkey, who was attending Hall of Fame ceremonies here along with John Harrington of the Red Sox. "I am very excited about it." The other directors are: Edward W. Stack, chairman; Robert Broeg. Robert Carpenter Jr., Stephen C. Clark Jr., Joe Cronin, Charles Feeney. Charlie Gehringer. Harold H. Hollis, Bowie Kuhn, H. Gregory Lippitt, Lee MacPhail and Bud Selig. - LARRY WHITESIDE golf rcu::sup Stephenson wins Open by one shot From Wire Services Australian-born Jan Stephenson fought off the sting of an early double-bogey with' her pressure putting yesterday in Tulsa, Okla., to become only the third foreigner to capture the US Women's Open Championship. Stephenson, who lives in Fort Worth, Texas, posted a 3-over-par 74 for a 72-hole total of 6-over-par 290. She won by one shot over two-time champion and LPGA Hall of Famer JoAnne Carner, and Patty Sheehan, the current LPGA champion. Stephenson. 32. earned $32,780 for her victory and has now pocketed more than $150,000 for the year. Her previous best finish In nine Open outings was fourth. Carner. who had an opening-round 81 . charged to a 68 in the 98-degree heat, while Sheehan finished with a 73 at Cedar Ridge Country Club. In third place was Patty Rizzo, who was at 8-over 292 with a final-round 70. Heather Farr, a sophomore at Arizona State, was low amateur with a final-round 76 for a 296 total. The only other foreigners ever to win this event were France's Catherine Lacoste in 1967 and Ura-guay's Fay Crocker in 1955. Stephenson, who has won the Australian Open and the LPGA Classic, suffered a double-bogey 6 on the tricky third hole, a 338-yard dogleg left, when she knocked her tee shot into Little Haikey Creek. She was tied with Debbie Meis-terlin at 5-over for the tournament but charged back with a tap-in birdie.after a brilliant iron shot put her within inches of the fourth hole. After a 2-over-par 38 on the front nine. Stephenson birdied the 12th hole from 3 feet after a brilliant metal wood shot from the Bermuda rough. On the 184-yard, par-3 13th. Stephenson's hooked tee shot hit a spectator, who kept the ball from rolling far away from the green. She chipped out of the thick Bermuda grass to within 12 feet of the pin and then canned the putt. Stephenson bogeyed the last two holes and took her 3-stroke lead into the clubhouse. , Carner, whose 68 was the low round of the tournament, was hoping to tie the late Bobby Jones' record of 38 USGA victories with her. gallant closing round. "I was tied for 101st after the first day when I shot that big number and in three days I passed 100 people," she said. "It's the hardest tournament I've ever played in. That 81 just blew me out of it. but I had never missed the cut in an Open and didn't want to start here." D John Cook sank an 8-foot birdie putt on the sixth playoff hole to win the $425,000 Canadian Open championship over Johnny Miller, whose bid for the title was wrecked by a shot into the crowd. Cook and Miller, who were on the Oakville, Ont., course for 6V2 hours, battled through a series of near misses in sudden death until Miller laid his second shot at the par-5, 18th hole into the crowd and couldn't get his next shot past the bunker. It was the second time that Miller had drilled his second shot into the crowd. On the third hole of sudden death, he managed to scramble out with two putts to send the tournament back to the 16th hole. Cook, a fourth-year pro from Toledo, Ohio, whose only other win came at the 1981 Bing Crosby championship, collected a check for $76,500. The two players broke out of a three-way tie with Jack Nicklaus by sinking birdie putts on the final hole of regulation to set up a playoff over the back three holes of tje par-71. 7060-yard Glen Abbey Golf and Country Club course. Cook was within Inches of taking the championship on the first three playoff holes. He left a 15-footer 5 feet short at No. 16 and had potential winners lip out of the cup at holes 17 and 18. Both players were razor-close at the fifth playoff hole, where Cook missed a 5-footer by 3 inches and Miller left his 15-foot putt 6 inches short. Cook's victory ended a grueling final round in which 10 players gunned for the lead. There were three three-way ties on the back nine and. at one point, six players were bunched within one stroke of the lead. 2 LIS," J; i 1 n 1 k VP ' --' - ' V ,; . BROOKS ROBINSON GEORGE KELL Supplanted Kell Moved to first cross again In the broadcast booth. Robinson now does color for the Orioles. They met again yesterday, winners in baseball's grandest sweepstakes. Robinson was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame last winter, along with San Francisco Giants star Juan Marlchal. Kell, who came close many times but was dropped off the ballot after 15 years of trying, was selected along with Dodger manager Walter Alston by the veterans committee of the Baseball Writers Assn. of America. "I still find it unbelievable," Ke", was saying yesterday, "that two guys who had traveled the same path and had the same goals could wind up in the same place - in Cooperstown - on this day." It was the most unlikely tale to come out of the Hall of Fame ceremonies here yesterday. It was hot and sticky outside the nation's baseball shrine. But one had to think that some of the heat came from the warmth of the overflow crowd - estimated at 12,000 and said to be the largest in memory - for two Baltimorefavor-ites. "I didn't know Brooks until he got to Baltimore," said Kell, who was a star of the late 1940s and early '50s. mostly with the Detroit Tigers. "But I'd heard about him about 30 games into the season. Hoot Evers told me he was a young man who could play. As soon as he got there, I knew Hoot was right. "I talked with him a lot. and I might have helped him with his hitting. But he never needed any help with his fielding. After watching him, I knew what he had inside him." But Kell, whose career included a stint with the Red Sox from 1952 to 1954, was proud of his own accomplishments, too. He had a .306 lifetime batting average, led the American League in hitting twice and still holds the record for doubles (56). He led the league in fielding seven times. "I thought I belonged in the Hall of Fame," said Kell. "But after spending three days here with all of these great players, I'm not so sure anymore. It's a great and happy experience. It may sound selfish now that I'm in. but I'm glad it's hard to become a member. It's such a great honor." The outpouring for Robinson far exceeded the welcome given a year ago when Frank Robinson drew a sizable following. Yesterday's crowd included at least 3000 fans from Baltimore, who came in 35 buses. Robinson represented that special quality of longevity that probably won't be seen here again until Carl Yastrzemski is inducted. "The people of Baltimore and I grew up together," said Robinson. "And what made them special is that they stayed with me through my good years and my bad years. I spent 23 years in one city, and maybe that won't happen again to any other player. Yaz is in his 23d year. But after him, you'll never see another. "It's funny that I'm here with Kell. I certain- ly knew who he was when 1 was growing up in Arkansas. Life is funny. I used to throw newspapers on my route to the house of Bill Dickey. Now we're all in the Hall of Fame." Robinson, whose career batting average was .268, had received the ninth-highest vote per centage in history when he was elected to the Hall. He considers it a good omen that other defensive specialists also will be elected. The Hall has always been offensive-oriented," he said. "I hope this will open thejjoor for players like Luis Aparicio, the greatest shortstop I ever saw. Pee Wee Reese and Marty Marion." While Marlchal had only around 300 people cheering for him here, his induction was beamed by radio and satellite television to his native Dominican Republic, where his election has made him a national hero. A spokesman said the coverage was expected to reach 4 million to 5 million viewers. Marichal's remarks in English were brief and subdued. He spoke in Spanish for several minutes, saying the day had special meaning both because of his induction and because it was Father's Day in the Dominican Republic. Marichal's election came on his third try. Many thought a bat-swinging incident In August of 1965 with the Dodgers' John Roseboro had hurt his chances. He was fined a then-record $1750 and suspended eight days for hitting Roseboro with a bat. Roseboro, who required two stitches, later sued for $1 10,000 but settled out of court for $7000. 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