Public Opinion from Chambersburg, Pennsylvania on July 5, 1972 · 33
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' 9 9 P W ' Chris and Evonne The Darlings of Wimbleton Meet WIMBLKDON. Kngland (AP) The first meeting between Kvonne (loolagong, the happy-go-lucky Australian, and Chris Kvert. the ice-cool 17-yeyr-old from Kort Lauderdale, Ila., will draw a tremendous crowd today when they play their women's semifinal match in the Wimbledon tennis tournament, i Hut waiting in the wings al- most unnoticed but still the ta-' vorite among the bookies is Billie Jean King. In the excitement of seeing the long-awaited confrontation of the two brightest youngsters in years, the fans seemingly have forgotten about Billie Jean, winner of three Wimbledon titles. Billie Jean plays her old ml , 0 mm GET THE MESSAGE Chris Evert, America's 17-year-old tennis phenomenon signs autographs at Wimbledon, England, Monday, after winning her women's singles quarterfinal match over fellow American Pattt Hogan. Dedication to tennis is written all over Miss Evert, who will be entering ihe t&mifinals on her first trip to Wimbledon. (AP Wirephoto Via cable from Wimbledon) On Ck- Sidelines With Tony Saitta Assistant Sports Editor PLAYING ON most schoolboy baseball fields is like playing on a giant sliding board. The' field is as hard as Superman's fists. Or Frazier's head. To get the art of playing on the diamonds down to a science,, a player needs skis. Well, are the fields really all that bad? My answer is yes. I think the Alpine Championships should be held on them. Some of the dirt on these playing areas could pose as rock. That sort of complicates matters, since the fielders have to watch out for landslides. An outfielder coming into the dugout at the end of the inning needs mountain climbing spikes. Sometimes he has to stop along the way lor oxygen. Some fields have never seen a grounder. The average worm burner turns out to be a sky high fly. And the average high fly comes down with dew on it. Some of these fields are so bad that a movie critic announced that he didn't think the movie "Downhill Racer" could have been filmed on them. They're just too steep not even fit for goats. And so it goes on and on about playing fields. There are all types that schoolboys play on. One school had a diamond that sported an infield loaded with tiny little beach pebbles. A couple of the players have resorted to using nose and shin guards for fear of injury. Some have even turned to errors to get out of the way. Probably the most hilarious incident I have witnessed in' my days of covering games occurred at a field located next to a trash dump. The dump was in centerfield. 15ases loaded, two outs and a batter sends a high fly deep to center. The fielder goes back and back. All of a sudden he is stopped, not by some fence, but by a rusty, empty bucket. He's planled his fool squarely into it. Meanwhile, the ball continues its downward flight right smack into the huge pile of rubble. After a few brief seconds, the fielder manages to run with the bucket on his flat loot. In fact, the whole team by this time is running towards the ball and the hitter is still running around the base pads lor a home run. When everyone got to the trash pile, the ball could not be found. It was like looking lor a needle in a haystack. An enraged coach once vented his frustration alter his team got shelled 20-0, with nine homers thrown in He claimed that every time the other team hit a hard line drive, it went for a home run. The ball would shoot downhill and moved much faster in I light than the outfielders could run. Well, all you coaches, is there anything you can do about the fields you play on? Yes. Forfeit the game, or ask the other team's coach if he'll spot you a lew runs. Rut for the most part, little can be done, because that's the wav the ball bounces. friend, rival and former doubles partner. Rosemary Casals, in today's other semilinal. On the basis of her form so latin the tourney. Billie Jean, seeded second, is the holiest favorite in years at 4 ti. In contrast. Kvonne. the defending champion and one of the Wimbledon crowds' favorites, is rated at only 3 1. She had a close call in the quarter-finals, before beating Francoise Durr of France, and another tough match in the previous round against Olga Moro-zova. Kvonne is seeded first, while Chris, making her first appearance in the tournament, was rated fourth. The betting on her so far is 9-2. with sixth-seeded Miss Casals at 14 I. In 18 matches between Hosie and Billie .Jean in the past two years. Hosie has won only once In the men's semifinals Thursday. Stan Smith, last year's losing finalist and No. 1 seed this year, will be carrying the American hopes. The other semilinalists are Kuropeans. That's the first tune this has happened since World War II. The reason is the running battle between the International Lawn Tennis Federation and World Championship Tennis, the PUBLIC Chomberiburg, Pa., Wednesday, July 5, 1972 Page 33 Pitchers Dominate iby Th Attociolcd Ptmn) Three comeback pitchers, two rookies and one 20-game winner kept the July 4 fireworks to a minimum in the American league Tuesday. Pal Dobson. one of Baltimore's four 2-game winners last season, hurled the Orioles into sole possession of first place in the American League East with a three-hit. 11-strikeout 2-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox. Detroit skidded into second place when Kansas City's Roger Nelson, fighting back from two years of arm miseries, blanked the Tigers 1-0 on four its for his first complete game and first triumph as a starter since 1909. Rookie Lynn McGlothen notched his first major league triumph with a three-hitter that propelled Boston past Minnesota 2-0. -Oakland's Blue Moon Odom. PHILADELPHIA AP-Dave Rader of the San Francisco Giants is one catcher who doesn't exchange signals with his pitcher when he's running bases. On Tuesday night Kader was responsible for the Giants 2-1 victory over the Phillies at Veterans Stadium here. He accomplished the feat in the seventh inning with the winning pitcher, Jim Barr. studiously looking on and giving advice. Rader stepped to the plate with the Giants about to be blanked by the Phillies Billy Champion. Seeing hope in the fact that Dave Kingman had reached base with a double-one of the visitors' six hits Rader patriotically stroked a single to score Kingman. Keeping his head up around the bases. Rader took second on the throw to the plate, then tagged and took third as Al Gallagher Hied out to Willie Montanez in deep center. On the next play. Montanez was alert to a possible repiti-tion of these hijinks. so when Tito Fuentes tagged one to him. he unloaded it immediately in the direction of home, where Rader was aimed like an arrow alter tagging. Giants' pitcher Jim Ban stood by in the on-deck circle, watching Montanez field the ball and fire it in. Here's leader's account: "Jim Barr was watching the outfielders, Then he was watching the throw to the plate to see if it was going to be a good throw. By the tune he decided it was too late. 1 hit (Phils' catcher Johni Bateman and went over top of him. Then when I was lying in the dirt. I hear Jim Barr yell 'Slide'." By that time umpire John Kibbler had ruled Kader sale with the run that gave Barr a three hit victory, his second in lour decisions. WEDNESDAY Frtnklin County American I iinn '.hipo(iri',t)uig a! ( hnmbruui g Waynesboro at Mprt ritur.j Franklin County Adult L eaque Ootnty at bratniatiit (tkmil pro gioiip Dial lias Hie top players like Hod l-ivcr. Arthur Ashe and Ken Rosewall under contract. Differences between the two organizations have been patched up, but not in time to allow the WCT pros to compete here this year This has helped tilth-seeded Jan Kodes of Czechoslovakia, second seeded Hie Nastase ol Romania, and third seeded Manuel Oranlcs of Spain, reach the semifinals. In the sernilinals. Smith will play Kodes and Nastase will face Oranlcs OPINION phont-in-vscrff SCORIKEEPERS: Use nift service 264-6161 recuperating from a 1971 elbow operation, posted his sixth victory with eight-inning help trom Darold as the A s downed the .ew York Yankees 4-2. Jim Lonborg. the AL s Cy Young Award winner with Boston in 1967 but a much-injured hurler since, won his fourth straight baseball game for Milwaukee, blanking California until the ninth when l-'rank Linzy came on to preserve a 4-2 triumph. Cleveland rookie Dick Tidr-ow took over for the injured Mike Kilkenny in the third inning and completed a 2-0 shutout over Texas. Baltimore's Dobson surrendered a first-inning home run to Dick Allen and second-innings singles to Rick Reichardt and Mike Andrews but kept the White Sox hitless thereafter. The Orioles tied the game against Stan Bahnsen in the fifth on Bobby Grich's- single and CHARGES BRIBE - Gene White, a high jumper competing for a spot on the U.S. Olympic squad, has charged a West German shoe company with trying to bribe him to wear its shoes, according to a report in The New- York times. Monday. The allegations were denied by a representative of the shoe company. (AP Wirephotoi Collegian Captures Decathlon KUGEiNE.Ore. (AP - They call it a ' little club of ours'' and they refer to the members as they would loved ones. It's the rugged, gruelling, two-day-ten-event test known as the decathlon (he event Jell Bannister calls his own today Bannister, a graduate of New Hampshire who stands ti feet .'! and weighs 10 pounds less than his normal 200 today, captured the I'.S Olympic Trials decathlon Tuesday with 8.120 points, the top total in the world this year. He coiiiiiered 97-degiee heat as well as little Jeff Ben nett ol the Army. Bennett, with 8.07b. and Bruce Jenner, a longshot I nun Iowa, with 7.K40. also made the I'.S. team which goes to Munich this summer lor the 20th Olympic Games "I just wanted to get on the team It s been a long wait." said a champagne-drenched Bannister on the track, moments after completing the final event, the l.fiOO-meter run Bannister was asked about his own H'i loi maiK-e but preferred to speak in glow ing terms nl his competitors. "I was so happy to see Jell do so well in the pole vault, and Bruce make the team. I love all these guys. Wt compete against each oilier so often." v - x f fh ' J 1 p-v) v '- - A '- Vf -v?i f" ' 71 ' ' 7P r- v s DIVING SCORE Dave Rader of the San Francisco Giants sails over Phillies catcher John Bateman as he scored tne winning run in the 7th inning of Tuesday nights 2-1 Dave Johnson's triple and scored the winning run in the sixth on consecutive singles by Paul Blair. Boog Powell and Merv Rettenrnund. Kansas City got Nelson the only run he needed against Detroit in the first inning on Amos Otis' bunt single, a stolen base and John Mayberry's infield hit. which loser Bill Slayback threw wild to first base Boston s McGlothen. a 22- Sets Polevault Mark SeagrenCrys after Long BattleBack EUGENE. Ore. (AP) -Tears streamed down Bob Sea-gren's lace. The handsome Olympic champion sat in the light of a setting sun and simply, quietly cried. He had just set the world record in the pole vault, something he had done four times previously. So why the emotion'.' The 25-year-old Southern California Strider athlete suffered a severe knee injury in a horseback riding accident late last year and surgery was performed. He came back, how Aussie Beats Rain, Field In Cleveland CLEVELAND. Ohio iAP -The sun actually came out twice during the $150,000 Cleveland Open Golf Tournament. Once it popped out right after officials, surveying the Tan-glewood Country Club's flooded 6.907 yards, called off Thursday's opening round Then, a second time, it emerged to smile on David Graham ol Australia when he collected his trophy and $30,000 check for outlasting Bruce Devlin of Coral Gables. Fla . on the second sudden death playoll hole. Aside trom that, you could forget it. The weatherman played only one note all week rain. But the weather wasn'l the only marvel about the 1972 Cleveland Open In the first place. Graham. 2ti-year-old pro from Sydney, was winning his first tournament, the first rookie to do so this year. And he won it I mm his best friend. Neither Graham nor Devlin could quite make up their minds whether they were pleased or di tressed Both finished the regulation 72 holes at 278. six strokes under, par. Devlin gave away the tournament on the 18th hole by missing a six-footer that could have giver, him a birdie and 277. Then Serviceman Cops Tucson Tl CSON. An. (APi - Paul Col well, a 23-year-old airman stationed at Tucson, crashed through to his Inst professional victory Tuesday night in the Nil. lino Tucson Open Bowling Tournament. The handsome righthander was fourth when the third and final eight game block of match play began, trailing leader Nelson Burton Jr.. St Louis. Mo . by 00 pins. When Colwell took seven of Ins matches, including a last game 2.S4-222 triumph over Don Johnson, a 1!-time champion I mm Akron. Ohio, he rolled to the $4.1X10 lictorv. July 4th AL year-old right-hander, held the Twins to Eric Soderholm's double in the second inning and singles by Danny Thompson in the third. Rookie shortstop Juan Beniquez accounted for one of the runs off loser Ray Corbin with his first major league homer. About the only fireworks were in Oakland, where Sal Bando hammered a grand slam home run olf New York's Mel Stott lo ever, and made what appeared to many a futile attempt to get back into shape for the 20th Olympic Games this year. His progress was slow. "He worked so hard." said Verne Wolfe, head track coach at the University of Southern California, where Seagren was graduated and began his comeback "He's always been dedicated, but 1 really didn t think he'd come back this fast." "When I got to Eugene. I was relaxed." Seagren said, "I was happy with my progress." He had regained a share ol the be went out on the first hole of the sudden death and missed a three-toot par putt that gave Graham the chance lor the title on the second sudden death hole. It was a wierd tournament from the time it didn t get started Thursday until it had gone 74 holes. Rod Curl of Redding. Calif., and Bobby Nichols of Akron. Ohio, reported at one point Monday they couldn't see the sixth green from the sixth tee. The Cleveland .Open had acquired a new handicap log Tom Weiskopf of Bedford. Ohio, lifted an iron to a boggy green and had trouble finding the ball. It buried until only the top was visible. " I feel like I've been here a month." said Larry llinson of Beach Mountain. N .('.. who captured third place money alter leading the tournament the Inst three davs FAYETTEVILLE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION t SATURD victory in Philadelphia. Rader scored from third base on a sacrifice fly by Tito Fuentes. Umpire is John Kibler. (AP Wirephofo) in,' re in the fourth inning and the A s put on a gaudy pyrotechnic display after the game. Bando's seventh home run of the season and fifth career grand slam followed Joe Rudi's double and walks to Mike Epstein and Bill Voss. Milwaukee's Lonborg lost his shutout when California's Bob Oliver socked a two-run homer in the ninth but Linzy came on to nail down the triumph. The world mark at 18 feet 41 1 inches and was considered the old pro of the event. "Then I started thinking, 'The guvs are good What if my pole slipped? What if I didn't qualify'? and then 1 got nervous. "I couldn't sleep. I walked around my room at night. I didn t have any concentration." The competition started last Sunday at Hayward Field and "everyone was so hot. Everyone looked so good I got nervous." he said. Then he warmed up by clearing the bar at about 18-3. "That relaxed me for a minute." he said. "But they looked so good at 17-8'2. and then again dt 18." he said. Opens Mon., July 10 DORIS INGRAHAf.l (Direct from a two-year lour with National Company) 7 fr l VI Adapted From a play by BARILLET and GREDY with JOHN RITTER (The "Butterflies Are Free" Bo) COOD SEATS AVAILABLE L l:liWmWWWalll.'liiETOrBI TflWM AY, JULY 8 Fayctf eville Athletic Grounds Entertainment By UDIPff9llVfl Pi J I lly 11 French Poodle & Spinning Outfit Will Be Awarded. Bring Your Tickets GAMES - AMUSEMENTS FOOD Action Brewers pushed across the decisive runs in the ninth tin bases-loaded walks to Ron Theobald and Joe Lahoud. Cleveland's Kilkenny suffered a split middle finger on his pitching hand fielding Ted Ku-biak's smash in the third inning but Tidrow came on finish the shutout of the Rangers for his first win since May 17. John Lowenstein provided the offense with a two-run homer. The others who cleared 17-8 ' a were Dave Roberts of Rice. Jan Johnson of Alabama and Steve Smith of Long Beach state. Then all but Roberts made 18-0' i. And Seagren tightened up once again. Seconds after celebrating his 18-53A leap with a whoop Seagren broke down. "The pressure of the injury, the operation, the long comeback. And then the nervousness of this competition just to get a trip to Munich. I guess it all just collapsed on hirn." said George Ambrose, a close f riend of Seagren for years. "He was carrying a lot of weight around. I guess the pressure's off now." said Ambrose. IN by JAY ALLEN - Nl III

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