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') The Independent Record, Helena, Mont., Sunday, July 2, 1989 . SCOREBOARD CLASSIFIED ) hiirD By The Associated Press game. t took Lou Gehrig 14 years and 2,130 cohsec-utivp games to write his name indelibly in the baseball record book. But in a few short minutes on July 4, 1939, he uttered a handful of sentences that will never be erased from baseball lore. On that day 50 years ago Gehrig stood in the same Yankee Stadium he had dominated as a player, weakened now by a disease that was killing him, and told thousands of fans that he was the luckiest man on the face of the Earth. When he finished, applause and tears filled the stadium Gehrig had filled with hits. Babe Ruth threw his arms arbund his old teammate, ending years of animosity between the two great sluggers. Gehrig walked slowly from the field for the last time. In two years, he would be dead. Today, the echo of Gehrigs speech still rings in the ears of any athlete trying to say good-bye to the Fans, for the past two weeks you have been reading about a bad break I got. Yet, today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the Earth. I have been in ball parks for 16 years and have never received anything but kindness and encouragement from you fans." Lou Gehrig Day came in a 20-minute ceremony between games of the Independence Day double-header between the New York Yankees and the Washington Senators. After tributes from Postmaster General James Farley, New York City mayor Fiorello LaGuardia and Manager Joe McCarthy, the first baseman approached the microphone at home plate. Gehrig, deeply moved by the other speeches, needed a few words of encouragement from Yankee president Ed Barrow before beginning. When he finished, just a few minutes later, fans and players were openly weeping. The speech still haunts athletes trying to say goodbye, like Philadelphias Mike Schmidt, who announced his retirement last month. Lou Gehrig once said in similar circumstances, Today Im the luckiest man on the face of the Earth, a tearful Schmidt told reporters. I know that feeling. Gehrig was not yet 38 when he died of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in 1941. Baseball has been holding ceremonies at major-league ballparks this season and will honor Gehrig at Yankee Stadium on July 4. His entire speech will be shown on the Diamond Vision scoreboard, longtime Yankee broadcaster Mel Allen will present a bronze statue to the Yankees and a ceremonial first pitch will be thrown from the mound to first. such great men even for one day? The Yankees were at the peak of their dynasty, on the way to a fourth straight pennant and World Series title. Led by future Hall of Famers Joe Dimaggio, Lefty Gomez, Red Ruffing and Bill Dickey, Gehngs closest friend, New York dominated the American League in 1939, winning 106 games and leading by wide margins in hitting, pitching and fielding. But first base, a position that Gehrig had held unchallenged since 1925, was now occupied by Babe Dahlgren, who stood along the mound with other Yankees, past and present, watching his childhood idol. When I got to know he had a consecutive game streak going, Dahlgren recalled, I was just starting in the Pacific Coast League. I was just 19. 1 Wouldnt you consider it an honor just to be with (More on GEHRIG, page 3B) today In Opcrifo Mountain bike racing The final day of competition at the Great Divide MountainBike Race will be held today. Competition begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Great Divide Ski Area with the cross country race. UlWrfflfo -j.Tfc Inn FIRST AND FIVE National Football League players (from left) Roger Craig, Jim Everett, Herschel Walker and Lawrence Taylor join O.J. Simpson and Playboys 1982 Playmate of the Year, Shannon Tweed, at the filming of an episode of NBC's First and Ten in Los Angeles. All-Star coaches named Buck Rodgers of Montreal and Jack McKeon of San Diego were named coaches for the National League All-Stars, and Joe Morgan of Boston and Doug Rader of host California will coach the American League, the leagues said Saturday. The announcements were made bv NL president Bill White and Manager Tom Lasorda of Los Angeles, and AL president Bobby Brown and Manager Tony La Russa of Oakland The game is scheduled for Tuesday, July 11 (8:30 p.m. EDT) at Anaheim Stadium. Lasorda has asked three of his coaches Joe Amalfitano, Mark Cresse and Bill Russell to serve as his coaching staff. La Russa will use Marcel Lachemann . of the Angels and As coaches Art Kusnyer and Dave Duncan as his coaching staff. - Manuel leaves Kentucky D Eric Manuel, yho has been banned from playing basketball at any NCAA school, has left the University of Kentucky and will probably go either to a junior college or an NAIA school. Eric has decided that its in his best interest to leave, said Ed Dove, dne of his attorneys. Hes going to have to assess his options ... and I dont really know what is going to happen other than that." Manuel, a 6-foot-6 forward-guard who left Kentucky on Thursday, could not be reached for comment. But his high school coach, Don Richardson, said Friday from Macon, Ga., that he thinks Manuel will opt for a lesser school. I havent seen him since hes gotten back, although I knew he was coming, Richardson said, I told him this earlier in the summer and Im going to tell him again: I think he should go to a junior college for a year because there will be very good competition there. The NCAA Committee on Infractions barred Manuel after finding him guilty of cheating on the American College Test he took in Lexington in June 1987 and later lying about fcircumstances surrounding the test. Dodgers activate Marshall The Los Angeles Dodgers activated outfielder Mike Marshall Saturday and placed infielder Mariano Duncan on the 15-day disabled list. Mar-shall spent the month of June on the disabled list with a sore back. He batted .242 with four homers and 13 RBIs in 42 games played through May 31. Duncan, bothered by a stiff left hamstring, batted .253 in 48 games with no homers and eight RBIs. The Dodgers also moved outfielder Chris Gwynn to the 21-day disabled list. Gwynn has been out since June 12 with a stress frScfiirisof the right foot after going through a 3-for-23 slump in June. i - Lewis, Cram beaten 0 Calvin Smith spoiled Carl Lewis 28th birthday by pipping the Olympic champion in the 100 meters and Abdi Bile snapped Steve Crams Dream Mile winning streak on Saturday night at the Bislett Games IAAF Mobil Grand Pnx track meet in Oslo, Norway. Smith, a former world record-holder and a bronze medalist in the Seoul Olympics, was fastest out of the blocks and won the featured event in 10.05 seconds. It was a new Bislett Stadium record, besting the 10.19 mark Lewis set as a promising youngster eight years ago. Lewis, running the 100 for only the third time this season, was runner-up in 10.11 with fellow American Dennis Mitchell just one hundredth of a second behind. Mitchell has inflamed knee San Francisco outfielder Kevin Mitchell, who leads the major leagues with 25 home runs, has an inflamed left knee. The results of Mitchells MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) tests were announced Saturday. The Giants, who feared cArthage damage, said Mitchell has an inflamed capsule of his left knee. He will take oral medication and rest occasionally. Mitchell, who did not start the last two games, is hitting .290 with a major league-leading 72 RBIs. AMnroe match a dec after Unaware of death threat, he wins 3rd-round outing with Pugh at Wimbledon WIMBLEDON, England (AP) John McEnroe didnt know it at the time, but his third-round match at Wimbledon Saturday was a deadly serious matter. McEnroe, playing under a death threat he wasnt aware of, beat fellow American Jim Pugh 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 to move into the fourth round for the first time in four years. AFTER THE MATCH, which was played under heavy security, it was revealed that an unidentified man had threatened to kill -McEnroe in calls to the All England Club and a national newspaper. McEnroes manager, Sergio Palmieri, was informed of the death threat before the threetime champion walked on Centre Court to play Pugh. But Palmieri didnt tell McEnroe until after he beat Pugh and completed a victory in doubles with partner Jakob Hlasek. We cannot tell yet whether this is a serious threat, but we are treating it with great caution and have taken what we think is the proper action to negate it, said chief inspector Ray Dunn of Scotland Yard. -McEnroe appeared calm during his match against Pugh and didnt mention the threat in his post-match news conference. Instead, he talked about his steadily improving game. That was my best match so far, said McEnroe, who was stretched to five sets in the opening round and four sets in the second round. I felt relaxed out there and I kept my concentration. WHILE MCENROE BREEZED to victory, John McEnroe (top) returns a shot to Jim Pugh in a third-round match at Wimbledon. (Right) Michael Chang sends the ball back to Michiel Schapers in their Wimbledon outing Saturday. Americas newest tennis star struggled to reach the fourth round. Michael Chang, the 17-year-old French Open chftmpion, used his speed to overcome the power of The Netherlands Michiel Schapers 4-6, 6-3, 7-5, 7-5. The normally placid -Californian got fired up and pumped his fists ' after saving a set point in the third set. There are times when you have to get pumped up, Chang said. If the adrenalin isnt going, youre not going to win the match. - For the first time since opening day, there were no rain delays. There also were no i 'Wt 0 major surprises, although the No. 8 womens seed, Pam Shriver, was eliminated by fellow American Gretchen Magers. 7 Defending mens champion Stefan Edberg Wat American Scott Davis 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 ju$t before nightfall and fourth-seeded Mats Wilander continued his string of straight-set victories with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 win over Jason Stoltenberg of Australia. i ALSO ADVANCING WERE eighth-seeded (More on MCENROE, page 3B) Mize, McCumber lead Western Open OAK BROOK, III. (AP) - Larry Mize and Mark McCumber capitalized on two late bogeys by Paul Azinger to move into a tie for the lead after Saturdays third round of the $1 million Western Open Golf Tournament. Mize, the 1987 Masters champion, shot a 5-under-par 67 while McCumber, who needed an ice treatment on the 10th hole for his ailing back, had a 71. Both were tied at 10-under-par 206 after 54 holes over the Butler National course. Azinger, who led by a stroke after 16 holes, bogeyed the last two to finish at even-par 72 and was tied with Peter Jacobsen at 207. Jacobsen, who blew this tournament by one stroke last year when he took a double bogey on the final hole, shot his third straight 69. Mark Wiebe had 69 and was at 208, two shots off the pace in the chase for the top . , prize of $180,000. Azinger started the day in a tie with McCumber at 9-under. But McCumber fell back with bogeys on the fourth and fifth holes while Azinger matched par until birdies on Nos. 10 and 11 put him at U-under. But he lost his lead on No. 17, when his second shot went under some trees and he had to get on his knees to chip out. He then missed the green, chipped up and dropped the .putt for his first bogey. Azinger then fell out of the lead on 18 with another bogey. Mize birdied the first two holes, had nine straight pars and birdied Nos. 11, 12 and 15. Tommy Armour III started the day 3-under-par and shaved another five strokes off par to go 8-under before he bogeyed No. 18 for a 68 that put him at 209. Armour had only one par on the back nine to go along with five birdies and three bogeys. Chip Beck, the first-day leader, struggled to a 75 and was at 211, five shots off the pace. -Lee Trevino shot a 67 for a 211 but correctly predicted -there would1 be a lot of sub-par rounds because The golf course is playing quite easy, theres no wjnd blowing and I dont think the flags are in tough positions. Others at 211 included Greg Norman, Don Shirey Jr., Mike Donald, Tom Kite, Jeff Sluman, Lance Ten Broeck, Bill Buttner, Blaine McCallister, and Leonard Thpmpson. Brewers sweep series with Idaho Falls i ; Win a double-header Saturday, ! 6-4, 3-2 ; Helena has notched four straight wins IDAHO FALLS, Idaho - The Helena Brewers made it four-in-a-row over Idaho Falls Saturday by taking a 'double-header from the Braves. The Brewers, 8-5, belted five home runs and 18 hits in burying the Braves 16-4 in the opener. In the second game, Helena prevailed 3-2. Helena swept the four-game series with Idaho Falls, 4-10, and is back in action Monday at Butte. Tuesday the Brewers open a seven-game homestand at Kind-rick Legion Field with Butte. ' The Brewers trail the Great Falls Dodgers, 10-3, by two , games in the Pioneer Leagues Northern Division standings. Bryan Dodson, four-for-four, and Mike Sarbaugh, three-for-four, both jiad two homers in the opener and Darrin White had the other. The Brewers failed to score in just the sixth inning. Helena pushed four runs across the plate in the fourth inning and five in the seventh. Robert Vancho picked up the victory, his first of the season. He allowed five hits, walked two run in the first inning and 2-0 when Angel Diaz scored on Sar baughs RBI single in the top half of the second. Idaho Falls, however, scored once in the bottom half of the inning. Both teams scored in the fifth to complete the scoring. Helenas run came when Troy Haugen scored on an error. He singled to reach base and moved to third on OLearys single. Helena . . m 4i 5-u Idaho Fall 920 200 0- 4 E Dodson Charpia DP Helena (2) LOB Hoi ana 5 Idaho Falls 3 2& Dodson 2), Roebuck, -Oleary Sims, Sarbaugh Hauoan HR Dodson 2 (3) Whit (I) Sarbaugh 2 (2), Sparrow SF Diaz. Waldln S Bor ton. Helena Vancho W, 1-0 Idaho Fait Newman L 0-1 Lemon Parker IP H R Eft BB SO ? 5 4 4 2 3 323 4 4 4 313 1 1 . 1 3 2 2 4 1 1 2 1 ? HBP Diggs by Newman Wafdenbergtr by Vancho BK Newman 2 Vancho. WP Newman. Lemon PB Houston 2 T 2 06 OLeary went two-for-two lead the team in hitting. to Rusty Rugg pitched five Innings and earned his first win of the season He allowed three hits, walked three and struck out three. Eric Patton earned the save. HELENA Brown ss Charpia is Diggs 2b Haien 2b 0 Leary If Dodson 3b Roebuck rf Weldtn cf Dial rf White dh Sarbaugh 3b Kappesser c Totals Second Oame IDAHO FALLS ab r I) W 3 0 0 0 10 10 2 0 0 0 2 110-2 12 1 30 10 2 0 0 0 10 0 0 2 10 0 3 0 Q 0 3 0 11 D 0 0 Rigsby If Burton cf Adams 3b Houston dh Sparrow lb Guerrero 2b brhM 4 0 0 0 4 0 10 4 0 11 3 110 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 V V v v Waidenberger s 2 0 0 0 Lopez c Oimeda ph Sims rf Pullln rf Miller c Total and struck out three in going the distance. , In the second game, Helena led 1-0 on Troy O'Learys sola home HELENA Brown s Charpia ss Diggs 2b Haugen 2b O Leary If Weldtn If Dodson 1b Roebuck rf Diaz cf White dh Sarbauoh 3b Tennehil Total First Gam IDAHO FALLS abrhM 3 0 0 0 2 110 2 3 2 0 3 I 1 1 I 3 111 1 0 0 f 4 3 4 S 5 111 4 0 0 1 4 12 1 4 3 3 2 4 2 2 1 37 14 10 4 Oimeda ss Burton cf Houston c , Miller Adams dh Sparrow lb Sims rf Marring 7b Waidenberger 3b 2 0 0 0 Rigsby II 3 0 0 0 Sweeney el 0 0 0 0 abrhM 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 ft 00 0 0 0 0 3 12 0 3 112 3 111 3 0 11 Helena Idaho Falls E Pullln 4. 2& Houston 110. 0 0 0 0 GA 0 0 2 0 0 0 10 0 0 25 2 I 2 I no ott o-i 010 010 02 Dodson LOS Haltna 5. Idaho Falla HR O Uary (J) SB-Ol ir H REN SR 0' Ruog W 10 Pafton. S 1 Tefal 25 4 S 4 J 2 2 2 J 2 0 0 0 3 Idaho Fall Osomon L A2 2 3 2 ft Haeberle 3 2 10 1 Gore 2 10 0 4 HBP Oiei by Osomor. Lopei by Rugg BK Patton T 1 5 A 1 030 T f

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