Valley Morning Star from Harlingen, Texas on July 1, 1978 · Page 14
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Harlingen, Texas
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Saturday, July 1, 1978
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Your Daily Interest Generator Your money generates more money when you save with us because we pay interest day-in to day-out. And that gives you financial power. Start saving today. Open Saturday Mornings— San Benito FSLÍC Cameron County K Savings Association WEST 77 SUNSHINE STRIP at BOWIE STREET/SAN BENITO. TEXAS/399-2434 RIO HONDO BRANCH/110 E. COLORADO/RIO HONDO/748 3147 B4—Saturday, July 1, 1978 Greatest All-Star Feats Revealed Avon Boosts Women's Tennis By BRUCE LOW ITT AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (APi - Who were baseballs greatest All Stars0 And what vere their greatest feats'5 Ask the Hall of Famers themselves and the names of Hubbell, Williams. Mays. Ruth and Musial come up most often In a poll of the members ot the sport’s Cooperstown. NY shrine. Carl Hubbell’s fanning five straight American League sluggers in 1934 ranks as the greatest All-Star feat followed by Ted Williams' dramatic two- out. three-run. ninth-inning homo run that beat the National League in the 1941 classic. Hubbell and Willie M ays were named by the Hall of Famers as the greatest players in All-Star Game history, followed b> Babe Ruth Williams and Stan Musial. The poll was conducted by Gillette sponsors o! the fan balloting for this year's All-Star squads starting the .July 11 game in San Diego. Hubbell. the* left-handed act of the New York Giants’ staff, began his extraordinary accomplishment in the first inning of the 1934 All-Star game after the first two batters had reached base He struck out Ruth and Lou Gehrig of the New York Yankees and Jimmy Foxx of the Philadelphia Athletics to retire the side, then fanned A1 Simmons of the Chicago White Sox and Joe Cronin of the Washington Senators for the / ir*v first two outs of the second inning. Bill Dickey the Yankees’ catcher, broke the string with a single, then Lefty Gomez, the Yanks' flakey pitcher, struck out to end the second inning. Later. Gomez, a career .147 batter, stormed up to Dickey in mock rage If you’d had the decency to strike out. too.” Gomez shouted at his Yankee battery- mate, “then I'd be included in the seven great batters struck out bv Hubbell.” Wmm Gomez was selected by the fans to the American League squad in the first midseason classic, in 1933. And when Philadelphia A’s Manager Connie Mack selected him as his team's starting pitcher. Gomez had the honor of throwing the first pitch in All-Star history. That, he said, was his greatest personal thrill The Hall of Famers. filling out lineup cards for their alltime All-Star teams, selected: -In the American League; Lou Gehrig, lb: Charley Gehringer. 2b: Joe Cronin, ss; Brooks Robinson. 3b; Ted Williams. Joe DiMaggio and Babe Ruth. of. Bill Dickey and Mickey Cochrane (tie) c: and Lefty Grove and Bob Feller, p. -In the National League; Bill Terry, lb; Frankie Frisch. 2b; Ernie Banks and Marty Marion (tie*, ss ; PieTraynor.3b; Willie Mays. Stan Musial and Roberto Clemente, of. Gabby Hartnett. c; and Carl Hubbell and Dizzy Dean, p. Sometimes a player’s most thrilling moment was overlooked by everyone but the player himself. Robin Roberts. Philadelphia’s great right- handed pitcher, remembers facing the Yankees Mickey Mantle in the 1953 game in tiny Crosley Field in Cincinnati, a home-run hitter's park. "When Mickey bunted with the wind blowing out.” Roberts recalled \n AP Sports Analysis By CHRISTY BARBEE AP Sports Writer The Women's Tennis Association, which deserted its sponsor Virginia Slims this spring, found a new wing to crawl under at Wimbledon this week - that of Avon Products, the cosmetic manufacturer. Having thrown off the fetters of an 11-tournament format (the women’s leadership said it was dull), the Avon proposal would provide the same number of tournaments next winter but for differing amounts of prize money. Bill Corbett. Avon's public relations director, says it's likely the players will get five $125.000 events, four $150.000 tourneys, two for $200.000. plus a $250.000 championship. All of the tournaments would have 3'2-player draws, except for one — probably one of the $200,000 events — which would be doubled to allow in players from the Futures circuit. This winter, all the regular Virginia Slims events carried $100.000 purses, the championship $150.000. The new tour package represents a $600.000 total increase in prize money. But Virginia Slims wasn't stingy. The cigarette company had offered to enrich the tour to $125.000 a stop, plus a $400.000 championship - an total increase close to that offered by Avon. Virginia Slims insisted, though, on retaining the same format of the same money for each regular event. Virginia Slims could still hold up the deal, by exercising its option and matching the Avon proposal. But the company, which took women's tennis where it is. is unlikely to crawl and beg. “Right now. we're out of tennis." said Slims spokesman Bob Tracy, i doubt seriously that we will try to match the offfer. but it's too soon to tell.” In the meantime. Avon is taking a full-speed-ahead tack and expects to announce in July full plans for the 1979 tour. Like the Slims. Avon refused to allow its tournaments to come under the Colgate Women's Series points standings, so there will still be essentially two women's circuits. the winter one being the more coveted. Avon said. too. that it would beef up its commitment to developing women's tennis, spending $750.000 on the Futures circuit it already sponsors. For the first time. 1975 champion Arthur Ashe was knocked out in the first round of Wimbledon this week. In fact, it was the first time he's ever lost before the third round there. The loss was a bitter one for the 34-year-old who has fought hard for the last two years against a recurring heel injury and iritis, an acute and very uncomfortable eye irritation. The frustration had to be deep after w inning one tiebreaker, losing another and playing 67 games in that one match. Ashe had been seeded 15th. "You figure you key your whole year around this one tournament, go down to ignominious defeat in the first round. 7-5 in the fifth (set) on Court 14. the last court at Wimbledon.” he said after losing to Steve Dochertv. a little-known American. 8-9. 9-8. 6-3. 5-7. 7-5. In Flushing Meadow, a neighborhood in Queens, the final piece of precast concrete has been laid tor the main stadium at what's supposed to be the National Tennis Center by U.S. Open time. About 25 percent off the seats are in place in the stadium, and the macadam base for the stadium court should be laid soon. Officials of the U.S. Tennis Association. which will own its own facility for the first time, are still confident the center will be ready by the final week of August - Open week. Henley Royal Regatto Bulgarians Tough HENLEY-ON-THAMES. England (AP» - The Bulgarian national team, making its first appearance at the Henley Royal Regatta, served ¡.otice on American and British rivals Friday that it intends to take home four of Henley’s major trophies. In the only heat raced thus far in the Grand Challenge Cup. the Bulgarians rowed to a comfortable 114-length win over the British national heavyweights in a time of 6 minutes. 31 seconds. That’s 15 seconds faster than anyone else has negotiated the one mile. 550-yard River Thames course this week. “We don’t have any excuses." British Coach Chris Blackwall said. “They just went like hell.” Syracuse University's varsity heavyweights meet the Bulgarians in Saturday's semifinal and it shapes up as the toughest race of the season for the Orangemen. U.S. Intercollegiate Rowing Association champions. The other Grand semifinal is an all-American clash between the University of Washington, which beat the British national eight to win the Grand last year, and Northeastern University. The final of the Grand climaxes regatta week and. along with the finals of Henley’s 12 other events, comes on Sunday. Eight U.S. boats entered Friday’s second round of the Ladies’ Challenge Plate for heavyweights and the Thames Challenge Cup in which most entries are lightweights, and six crews emerged unscathed. On a cool and occasionally showery day, four American crews rowed their way into the semifinals of the Ladies' Plate: Syracuse’s freshman-junior varsity boat defeated Florida Tech by three-quarters of a length: Yale's freshmen out- rowed Amsterdam Nereus of Holland by 24 lengths; Trinity College of Hartford. Conn . beat Durham University of England by 1 3j lengths, and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy from New London. Conn.. enjoyed a comfortable 3:i i-length win over University College of Galway, Ireland. Trinity and Yale meet in the quarter-finals Saturday. In the Thames Cup. the freshmen crew from Northeastern outclassed Brentwood College School of British Columbia. Canada, by two lengths. Its quarter-final opponent will be the Potomac Boat Club eight from Washington. D.C.. a crew boasting three former Olympians and with men aged from their early 20s to their 40s. Torn Charlton, an engineer for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, is possibly the oldest man in the regatta. He will be 44 in two weeks and has been rowing since 1949 when he enrolled at St. Paul’s School. Concord. N.H. Charlton loves Henley and its traditions. “There is nowhere else in the world that compares.” he said. "To anyone interested in rowing. Henley is the mecca.” The Bulgarians beat a Potomac Boat Club coxed four in the Prince Philip Challenge Cup Friday and look a cinch for the trophy. They enjoyed a walkover in the Stewards Challenge Cup for fours. Aristocrat Of Sports World Combines Various Interests BOSTON i AP) He's climbed two of the highest mountains in sports only to be knocked off. But down-to-earth arisocrat Peter Fuller says he hasn’t yet been counted out. The son of a Massachusetts governor. Fuller took the sports world by storm in the 1960s with a horse and a heavyweight. Today. he's watching and waiting. The man who managed Tom Me Nee ley to a once in-a- lifetime title shot against Floyd Patterson 17 years ago only to see the young fighter hit the canvas repeatedly - no longer has his own boxers Instead, he’s working behind the scenes to help orchestrate a title fight for Brockton. Mass.. middleweight Marvin Hagler. And the fabulously successful car dealer whose black beauty Dancer s Image won the Kentucky Derby a decade ago only to have the crown taken away in a political-medical furor still has what he terms "high hopes” in the „o-called sport of kings. Fuller owns a batch of 2-year-olds stabled in New Hampshire, Maryland and France and expects at least one to turn into a big money winner. It’s an unusual combination of sporting interests. 1 can say hello to folks in the gutter . and rub elbows with some of the most important people in the world through my associations with sports.” Ful­ ler says without the hint of a brag. It's a broad spectrum.” Among Fuller's other distinctions is a January. 1977 exhibition bout with heavyweight Muhammad Ali. Fuller was 54 at the time of the charity show and thus became Ali s oldest unofficial ring opponent It was no joke for Fuller, a former amateur boxer who won 50 of 55 tights and got to know Rocky Marciano, although the two never fought As for his racing interests. Fuller reports that Dancer's Image. 13. is in good health, in stud, in Normandy. France where the now-white oldster gets $10,000 per mare. The Dancer's famous father. Native Dancer, also turned nearly pure white in hisoki age. Fuller's office is papered with souvenirs of his Derby ‘winner” who was disqualified when a then-illegal pain killing drug apparently was found in the horse's urine. Fuller still believes the drug wasn't used. He figures the Kentucky racing powers needed something to discredit the New England-based owner of a Maryland bred horse — especially an outsider like Fuller, who gave $60.000 of the horse’s 1968 winnings to Mrs. Martin Luther King, in honor of her slain husband “They called Dancer's Image a 'nigger horse.'” Fuller says. Ready to serve The authentic Margarita from Mexico The only authentic Margarita tequila cocktail from Mexico. Ready to serve on the rocks or in a frozen cockf v.\ glass, rimmed with salt. MARGARITA TEQUILA COCKTAIL P ick up a bottle next time you visit Mexico. although the slur apparently had as much to do with the animal’s color as t he owner’s social views. Fuller's father. Alvan T. Fuller. was Massachusetts governor from 1924-28. and it was the chief executive who introduced his son to the world of sports. Starting in the 1930s, Alvan Fuller took his teen-age son to heavyweight title fights in New York at the old Polo Grounds and Yankee Stadium. After seeing Joe Louis flatten Max Schmeling. the youngster decided, i want to be a fighter It was an unusual ambition for a boy who lived in Beacon Street splendor with butl?rs and maids. "Guys used to fight me tougher than anyone because of that.” Fuller says. He later encountered many a prospective car buyer who claimed to have knocked him out. Once Fuller was tempted to emulate his late father. In 1974. Fuller announced his intention to run for governor as an Independent. He was given a fair chance in a three-way race with Republican incumbent Francis W. Sargent and the eventual upset winner. Democrat Michael S Dukakis. But Fuller pull -d out almost as soon as he stepped in. citing a mysterious threat by a never apprehended gunman Fuller's sports memorabilia includes an autographed picture of Muhammed Ali. —AP Laserphoto Orr Contemplates Comeback THE SPORTING LIFE NEW YORK (APi - One sight regrettably missing from National Hockey League games the past two seasons was that of Bobby Orr streaking down the ice. magically maneuvering past defenders and scoring a heavenly goal. According to the man himself, hockey fans may never see those majestic offensive onslaughts again. ■ I can't skate as well or as fast or as smoothly as 1 once did I don't expect to.” said Orr in a telephone interview from his office in Chicago, where he is an assistant to Black Hawks Coach BobPulford. “But I would like to play again very much and 1 intend trying in training camp.” That comes as good news to hockey followers who have missed seeing Orr. the man who revolutionized the sport in the 1970s by controlling action from his defense position. Orr. the only defenseman to have scored 100 points in a season and the winner of The Norris eight straight times 1 1968-1975) as the best defenseman in the league, is only 30. But he has missed the last two seasons with recurrences of bothersome knee injuries. Orr says he’s fully recovered from his sixth knee operation. which sidelined him for all of the 1977-78 campaign, “ive been working and the legs have reacted well." said the three-time NHL most valuable player. "I’ve kept my weight steady and I've done a bit A LITTLE LIGHTER... A LITTLE MORE DELICIOUS of skating. I'll really test it beginning in August at a hockey school I work at with Tony Esposito and Lou Angotti. “There’s not been much skating. especially like in a game, so I'll just have to wait and see what shape I am in.” Orr feels that his oft-injured knees may force a change in the wide-open style he made famous. Rarely will there be the rink-length dashes that mesmerized opponents and tans. “How can I say what style 1 11 play? I'll probably have to play more of a defensive game, stay back quite a bit. especially in Bob's system. i haven’t played in a system like it but. because of my physical situation I'll probably have to be more defensive. 1 may not have a choice.” Orr had no choice but to sit out all but 30 games in the last three seasons. After appearing in just 10 games for Boston in 1975-76. Orr signed a multi-million dollar deal with the the Hawks, who gambled lhat he would stay healthy. He hasn't andhison-ice contributions to the club, just 20 games, have amounted to four goals and 19 assists. VALLEY BEVERAGE, INC. BR0WNSV1UE HARLINGEN McAUEN But he has been an integral part of the Hawks’ resurgence, working as an assistant coach and part-time scout. “The opportunity to stay close to hockey has been great." he said. T love the game and I'd like to play again but at least I've been able to work for the team the last two seasons.” " I DOSl'T care . 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