Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on July 3, 1974 · Page 14
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14—Uklah Dally Journal, Uklah Calif. Wednesday, Three NCRA races In row July 4th Open at Lakeport added bonus July 3, 1974 ^ARYPLAYER'S GOLF CLASS: Cut your losses The Fourth of July used to be a time for parades and firecrackers, but locally the hottest action should be the Lakeport Northern California Racing - Bay Cities Racing Association joint Super Stacker and Midget Open racing competitions starting with warmups at 4 p.m.; time trials at 7 p.m. and racing at 8 p.m. at the Lakeport Fairgrounds. Fans may also get an added bonus Thursday night by being able to see many of the higher flying 4th of July rockets when the traditional lighted boat parade takes place on adjacent Clear Lake. Bill Deschamps and Merv Sar'tori, two popular NCRA drivers, also will be piloting the Bay Cities Racing Association powerful little midget racers around the fast quarter-mile Lakeport track. Race fans, car owners and drivers will get little rest this week, and all the competition they want. Not only will there be the July 4 NCRA Super Stacker Open Competition race, with a $500 guarantee for first place, but Bay Cities Racing < ' Association is planning a 40 lap midget main event, after a trophy dash, four 8-lap heat races and a 15-lap semi-main. Yellow flags' mean caution, . but no curtailment of racing or holding positions — drivers can . get all they can earn in lap countdowns. NCRA racers in the Super Stocker division can look forward to three big nights — Lakeport tomorrow, the Fourth of July; Ukiah, on Friday night, and Lakeport again Saturday night, with the $99 Specials and Wilbur Wood still 'has if UPI Sports Wilbur Wood was the eighth wonder of the baseball world a year ago when he appeared to be heading for a 30-victory season. Today he's taken for granted although he's pitching at essentially the same clip for the Chicago White Sox as he did in 1973. The portly knuckleballer, who had 14-11 record on July 2 last season, raised his current mark to 13-9 Tuesday night when he pitched a six-hitter to give the White Sox a 4-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals. Wood's victory total is second only to the Cleveland Indians' Gaylord Perry, who is 14-1. "It was about a normal game for me," said Wood, who struck out five and walked none. "I was around the plate all night and didn't walk anybody. I kept the ball low and they kept hitting it on the ground. That's what I wanted them to do. It's the way to win ball games." Homers by Dick Allen and Bill Melton were the big blows of the game for the White Sox although Wood praised Jorge Orta for his hustle which led to the Sox' third run in the sixth inning. Orta went all the way to third when leftfielder Jim Wohlford misplayed his fly for an error and scored on a single by Carlos May. 1 "It was a great run for me to get," said Wood. "It was the key run because it made a 2-1 game into a 3-1 game and we got it strictly on Orta's hustle." Lindy McDaniel, in his fourth starting assignment' of the season for the Royals, suffered his third defeat against one win. The Oakland A's made it two in a row over former Manager Dick Williams and the California Angels, 7-5, the Boston Red Sox defeated the Baltimore Orioles, 9-6, the Cleveland Indians . beat the Milwaukee Brewers, 5-3, the Detroit Tigers downed the New York Yankees, 4-2, and the Minnesota Twins shaded the Texas Rangers, 5-4, in other AL games. National League scores were: Pittsburgh 4 Montreal 2, Houston 5 Atlanta 1, New'York 4 Philadelphia 2, Los Angeles 3 Cincinnati 2, Chicago 4 St. Louis 3 and San Diego 5 San Francisco 1. Luck of draw helps in tennis WIMBLEDON, England (UPI) — Defending champion Jan Kodes of Czechoslovakia , dropped a heavy hint that the. man who wins the Wimbledon singles title this year will not necessarily be the best player, but the one who has had the easiest route to today's quarterfinals. Kodes, a chunky and apparently tireless character, admitted Tuesday that three, hard five-setters in three days were not exactly the preparation he would have wished for his quarterfinal battle with third- seeded Jimmy Connors of Belleville, Illinois, today. The sixth-seeded Czech described his schedule as "gruel­ ling," having played 18 singles sets so far. Little more than an hour after the end of his three hour and 40 minute victory over 11th seeded^Tom Gorman of Seattle, Wash, he went back on court for a doubles match. He said he was not the only player to feel that way—the dressing rooms he said were seething with comment that the championships should be extended one day to next Sunday and thus give some of the competitors more rest than they have been getting. One reason tournament officials are against an extension to Sunday is the fact World Team Tennis players are due in the U.S. Monday, including Connors, top-seeded John Newcombe of Australia and most of the women quarter-finalists. According to Kodes' theory, Newcombe is even a heavier betting favorite than ever. He has not lost a set in his four singles matches and beat Erik van Dillen of San Mateo, Calif., easily Tuesday. Connors had a comparatively unworried match with Jaime Filial of Chile Tuesday. ' • 0ARV.XUBC / LUCK/IF I / tRsWUTUe /I \tfResw4 • I Super Stockers sharing the honors at Ukiah Friday; and Super Stockers and Super Modifieds running on the Lakeport track Saturday. The BCRA midgets will provide added thrills at Lakeport tomorrow with 40 drivers a possibility. Admission for the NCRA $500 Super Stocker Open and the BCRA combined races are $3.25 for adults; $2.25 for students and $1 for 12-under. The $500 top prize should not only lure top local drivers like Herb Gregory, Darrell Adams, John Brown, Jim McKimmy, Dewey Johnson, Bob Strauss and Russ Shields, but scores of others as well. For NCRA racing fans, from recent 90-year-old special "trophy girl" Laura Former, of Napa, on down to the very youngest of the popular cutoff set, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, at Lakeport, Ukiah and again at Lakeport, should be something else! Three races in three nights, or two races in three nights also will be a fantastic challenge not only to NCRA drivers but to their pit crews getting the cars back into shape night after night. There isn't a week between events this week! Incidentally, action has been hot and heavy Friday nights in Ukiah in. the Hobby Stockers as the former 9ft-Specials are now termed. Jim Bogner, Bill Jackson, Duane Charter, Alan McMahon, Bill Weaver and a host of other drivers are battling tooth and nail for car and driver points as the season — and the weather — heats up. Standings Major League Standings By United Press International National League East w. 1. pet. g.b. St. Louis 40 35 .533 — Montreal 36 35 .507 2 Philadelphia 38 38 .500 2Vfe Pittsburgh 33 40 .452 6 Chicago 32 42 .432 7 Ms New York 31 44 .413 9 . - , West w. 1. pet. g.b. Los Angeles 53 24' .688 — Cincinnati 44 32 .579 816 Atlanta 42 37 ,532 12 Houston 40 39 .506 14 San Diego 36 47 .434 20 San Francisco 34 46 .425 20>£ ' Tuesday's Results Pittsburgh 4 Montreal 2 New York 4 Phila 2 Houston 5 Atlanta 1 Los Angeles 3 Cinci 2 Chicago 4 St. Louis 3 San Diego 5 San Fran 1 American League East w. 1. pet. g.b. Boston * 43 32 .573 — Cleveland 41 34 .547 2 Detroit 40 36 .526 3Vfe Baltimore 38 36 .514 4% Milwaukee 36 38 .486 6Vi New York 35 41 .461 8ft West w. I. pet. g.b. Oakland 43 35 .551 — KansasCity 38 37 .507 • 3Vfe Texas 40 39 .506 3% Chicago 37 37 .500 4 Minnesota 33 43 .434 9 California 32 48 .400 12 Tuesday's Results Cleveland 5 Milwaukee 3 Boston 9 Baltimore 6 Detrqit.4 New York 2 Minnesota 5 Texas 4 Chicago 4 Kans City 1 Oakland 7 Calif 5 Hawaii has the pitchers! SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) Ralph Garcia of Hawaii fanned 19 men in one game last week and then had to leave with two out in the ninth because of a blister on his finger. Garcia's string tied the PCL mark and Mike Johnson came on to strike out number 20 and set a new nine-inning standard. So it's no surprise that Garcia has taken over the PCL strikeout lead with 77 in only 70 innings on the hill. His teammate, Rusty Gerhardt, still leads in the earned run department with a 3.08 mark in games through Sunday while Rex Hudson of Albuquerque has 11 wins to lead that category and his 11-1 record for .917 makes him the top percentage pitcher. SONICS CUT 10 SEATTLE (UPI)' The Seattle Sonics cut 10 free agent rookies from training camp Tuesday, paring the contingent down to 21 players. However, all 10 of Seattle's draft choices still were on hand, including 7-2 Tom Burleson, who was on the sidelines temporarily with a bruised hamstring muscle. TW6 tfHAFT Of ' CLUB HIT ONE I Of THf BRANCH60 ON TUa'P0WN0IA/IN0, TOM ,ANP YOUR CLUBHeWP kVBNfT LRt^rrovVR TWO BALL Miami key to NFL and player strike NEW YORK (UPI) - More and more the success of the National Football League appears to be linked to the world champion Miami Dolphins. And the Dolphins —who are scheduled to open the exhibition season against the College All- Stars on July 26—are anything but unanimous in their support of the Players Association list of demands. "I think (Players Director Ed) Garvey and his pals running the union are too far out," said Dolphins' center Jim Langer Tuesday. "Most of them are over-the-hill players who aren't concerned about the needs of other players." By going along with the union's demands to boycott the college game, the Dolphin' players stand to lose an average of $5,000 per man —a regular season's game paycheck. Langer also called the players demands for no curfews, no fines and limited practice hours "just not realistic." On Monday, Dolphins player representative,—-linebacker Doug Swift, expressed apprehension that the team would agree to boycott the game at their, scheduled meeting on Friday night. "If we don't hold the line," Swift said, "it could weaken the Association's position like Kansas City did in 1970." , The Kansas City Chiefs were given permission by the players to play the All-Star game during m first NFL strike in 1970. Besides Langer, other Dolphin starters already on record as favoring playing the All-Star game are wide receiver Howard Twilley and guard Bob Kuechenberg, while still others like middle linebacker Nick Buoniconti and fullback Larry Csonka are undecided. Tough little Mike Garrett hangs em up SAN DIEGO (UPI) — The turbulent but productive eight- year pro football career of former Heisman Trophy winner Mike Garrett ended Tuesday with the formal annduncement of his retirement.. Garrett, the 12th leading rusher in, National Football League history, retired from the San Diego Chargers after a poor season in which he was benched for "fumbleitis" and gained only 467 yards. Garrett was not drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs' of the American Football League until the 25th round in 1966 because they thought he was sewed up by the Los Angeles Rams. The University of Southern California standout switched his allegiance, however, and led the Chiefs to a conference title his rookie year. He scored the first touchdown in the Kansas City's Super Bowl victory over Minnesota in 1969. . Garrett clashed with coach Hank Stram early in 1970 and was sent to San Diego for a No. 2 draft choice. He was injured' most of the season but led the Chargers in rushing in both 1971 and 1972. The day he gained over 1,000 yards in 1972 he told reporters the Chargers did not appreciate him. Last year was a bad one for Garrett as he fumbled three times in the first quarter of the opening game, a 38-0 loss to Washington: Coach Harland Svare benched him soon afterwards, but he saw less as the Chargera continued to lose. "We want Garrett, we want Garrett" was heard from the fans game after game. Reinstated in the seventh game, Garrett ran for 151 yards as the Chargers tied Cleveland, 16-16, but that was it. The Chargers were dumped by Kansas City the next week, Svare resigned, and new coach Ron Waller installed a razzle- dazzle offense that did not feature Garrett. He was out of touch after the retirement announcement and left in doubt why he retired at the relatively young age of 30 and what the future had in store. He gained a total of 5,481 yards. Only four active players have gained more.. Sports GLKWKKU KSON Sports Editor Offers to cage star probed PETERSBURG, Va. (UPI) — An uncle of high school basketball superstar Moses Malone claimed Tuesday he was twice given an envelope with more than $1,000 in it by representatives of Clemson University during an intensive recruiting battle, eventually won by Atlantic Coast Conference rival Maryland. Clemson basketball coach Tates Locke emphatically denied any under the table tactics were used by the South Carolina school in trying to land Malone, considered one of the finest high school players in recent years. But Charley Hudgins, 36- year-old brother of Malone's mother, told United Press International .. Tuesday that Clemson representatives gave him a "yellow envelope with more than $1,000 in it" on June 1 to be used as down payment to buy Malone a car. He was unable to name the person who gave him the envelope. Hudgins, a service station attendant, said he accepted the, envelope, and went looking at new cars with the 6-10 Malone'. Hudgins said he returned the money a-few days later when Malone's mother advised against keeping it. Then, Hudgins said, about June 12, Clemson representatives gave him "the same envelope again" for the same purpose. "They insisted I take the money, and I took it again," he said. "But Mary (Malone's mother) said don't mess with that money. So I gave it back to them again. "I guess I could have kept the. money for myself," Hudgins said. "But that's a lot of money to go flashing around." Earlier Tuesday, Mrs. Malone claimed that both Clemson and the University of New Mexico made illegal recruiting offers before Malone finally signed June 20 with Maryland. Calistoga has two racing evenings The largest field of cars at Calistoga this season is anticipated for the July 5 and 6 races as the purse should reach $6,000 for two nights of racing. The close NARC point standings and Southern California drivers will produce some top competitive racing. Ih the field also will be several Redwood Empire drivers headed by the hot shoe from Calistoga, Don Meyer who set fast tune and earned a wrist watch, compliments of Courtesy Ford of Napa, Phil Pedlar of Vallejo, Paul Stornetta and Pete May of Napa, Bill Silveria and Bill Martinez of Petaluma, Chris Zootis of Healdsburg, Augie Grube and Lonnie Blakeley of Calistoga. Time trials for the Friday and Saturday races are set for 7:00 p.m. both nights with advanced reserved seats available at the fairgrounds (942-5111). The Anderson family will return to Calistoga on Friday, July 5 in full force with- Billy at the wheel of the Dick Bauer chevy, while Johnny drives brother Wendell's sprint and father Andy supervises all three brothers. Certain to appear for the double header during the annual Napa County Fair is Jim Peacock of Los Angeles, who won a Memorial Day Feature at Calistoga with Dale Crossno and Bill Scott also of Los Angeles. One of the hottest L.A. shoes, Frank Secriest of Oildale, has notified NARC officials that he will run both nights of racing. Dodger relief ace Physical freak, or just super? UPI Sports Mike Marshall has been called a "physical freak" by some, but his managers can only call him one thing— "super." Marshall appeared in his 52nd game of the season for Los Angeles Tuesday niajit and his 12th straight game, extending his major league record for consecutive appearances in the process, as the Dodgers set down the Cincinnati Reds, 3-2. Marshall relieved in the sixth inning and scattered four hits the rest of the way to earn his 10th win of the season against three losses. Marshall stands a good chance of becoming the first reliever to win 20 games. The present mark for most wins by, a reliever is held by EIRoy Face of the 1959 Pittsburgh Pirates—18. Marshall, when asked how he - felt about being called a "physical freak" by the press because of the tremendous amount of pitching he's done, turned the question away flatly. Marshall, who has a Master's degree in Education probably could explain it, but his manager has no need for explanations. Walt Alston said, "I've never seen anyone like Mike Marshall." And Alston has managed relievers like Ron Perranoski, Larry Sherry and Clem Labine. But Marshall wasn't overly impressed. When told of Alston's an- Former diamond star dead SALT LAKE CITY (UPI) — Paul. Strand, who helped lead the "miracle" Boston'.Braves from last place to the 1914 World Series, died Tuesday night at 81. Strand won seven games as a pitcher during the Braves' stretch drive that VatbtetPESem from the National League basement to the pennant and World Series crown. Near the end of the 1914 season he developed arm trouble and was 'sent to the Pacific Coast League where he switched to .the outfield and became known as the "home run king" of the Salt Lake Bees in the 1920s. In 1923-24 Strand slammed 614 base hits, batted .384 and .394 and hit 71 homers in the PCL. He went up to the Philadelphia Athletics for a short stay in 1924 and later played for several minor league clubs before retiring from the game* in 1928. He was inducted into the Utah Sports Hall of Fame in 1970. Strand was born in Car- banodo, Wash., in 1892. He was active until, last week as president and treasurer of a Salt Lake plumbing and heating company. Death was listed as from natural causes. praisal, M^—h*"- grinned and said, "That's what Gene Mauch (manager of bis former team, the Montreal Expos) jaid too." The victory for the Dodgers was their sixth straight, this season over the Reds and pushed Los Angeles into an 8V4 game bulge in the National League Western Division over second-place Cincinnati.' Ron Cey's triple drove in Willie Crawford from first in the eighth inning to win it for the Dodgers. In other National League games, Chicago edged St. Louis 4-3, Pittsburgh turned back Montreal 4-2, Houston stopped Atlanta 5-1, New York beat Philadelphia 4-2 and San Diego ' defeated San Francisco 5-1. In the American League, Cleveland downed Milwaukee 53, Boston rapped Baltimore 9-6, Detroit toppled New York 4-2, Minnesota nipped Texas 5-4, Chicago tripped up Kansas City 4-1 and Oakland held off California 7-5. Cubs 4, Cards 3 Rick Monday clubbed a solo homer and Bill Madlock and Vic. Harris contributed run-scoring doubles to lead''Chicago to victory over the Cards. Pirates 4, Expos 2 The Pirates won their 13th straight game at Three Rivers Stadium and fifth in a row- LA Sun 11 ready to rise 'n shine FULLERTON (UPI) — The Southern California Sun holds a final workout at its Cal State Fullerton Training camp today and then departs for Anaheim, where it will make final preparations for the team 's season opener July 10. The Sun moves to a special Kod field at' Anaheim Stadtaun -•after, todajfe workout. The 54- man squad leaves next Tuesday for its World Football League debut against the Birmingham Americans. "We'll be' facing one of the toughest teams in the WFL at Birmingham," said head coach Tom Fears. - The Sun, which began with a roster of 147 prospective players, hag 15 players with pro experience. The rest are rookies. "We're still looking at some, personnel in certain positions," Fears said. He added, however, "we 're a lot deeper in talent here than we were with the New Orleans Saints when I coached them as an NFL expansion team." BEAT THE HEAT Keep Cool By Coolerator Air Conditioning All Sizes In Stock FREE ESTIMATES CALL 4625959 WEGESSER AIR CONDITIONING CO. LICENSED* BONDED ^ LAKEPORT r/ 0>, ^ RACE TRACK ^% STOCKERS—50 LAP MAIN 500 TO WINNER—TROPHY DASH NCRA MIDGETS WITH 40 CARS OR MORE HAVE TROPHY DASH 4-8 LAP HEAT RACES IS LAP SEMI-MAIN 40 LAP MAIN EVENT GATES OPEN AT 4:00 P.M. HOT LAPS UNTIL 7:00 AND QUALIFYING 7:00 RACING AT8:00 Adults 3.25 Students 2.25 and Children 12 arid under 1.00 WATCH JULY* FIREWORKS RIGHT FROM THE GRAND STANDS FRIDAY, JULY 5 NCRA URIAH TRACR SUPERSTOCKERSAND HOBBIE STOCKERS ALSO AT HALF TIME UKIAH TRACK ONLY: KIDS 13 YEARS AND UNDER WILL GET TO RIDE AROUND THE TRACK WITH THEIR- FAVORITE DRIVERS! LAKEPORT TRACR SATURDAY, JULY 6 SUPER MODIFIERS & SUPER STOCKERS TROPHY DASHES-HEAT RACES MAIN EVENTS Gates will open at« Hot Laps at 7 Qualifying 7:00-8:00 p.m. Races at 8:00

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