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28 THE KANSAS CITY TIMES Monday, October 15, 1973 ★ ★ ★ $ - ■ . v ’ V- Ti; v\ 4'/' *»*'' Ï. .'-V ** Chiefs Settle for Tie With Packers By Bill Richardson A Member of the Sport» Staff Milwaukee—It should be said the Chiefs deserved their 1010 National Football League tie with Green Bay here yesterday afternoon. Chet Marcol, two of football’s top clutch kickers and each a hero the previous Sunday, exchanged field goals. Marcol booted a 46-yarder in the second quarter while Stenerud got the Chiefs final points with a 36-yard connection early in the fourth period. in 12th Statistics er Mays would have handled easily. Instead Jackson wound up with a triple. Tenace walked and McGraw, who had not pitched more than six innings this season, was relieved by Stone. Jesus Alou singled to right, scoring Jackson, and the crowd roared. Ray Fosse forced Alou, with Tenace moving to third. Andrews walked on four straight pitches. Davalillo batted for Paul Lindblad and popped out. Campaneris bounced to Harrelson and the game was over. The 4-hour and 13-minute playing time surpassed the record of 3:28 set by the Cubs and Tigers in a 12-inning game in 1945. The longest World Series game in innings was played by the Braves and the Dodgers who went 14 innings in 1916. The Mets and A’s had 28 hits between them, left 26 men on bases and used 11 pitchers. The A’s employed six pitchers and had Catfish Hunter warming up in the 12th. Hunter will start the game tomorrow mght in New York but Williams said he would have used him yesterday had the A’s tied the score. The Athletics have only an 8-man staff. The only players left on the Oakland bench at the end of the game were Hunter, Ken Holtzman and Pat Bourque. Holtzman was the opening game starter. This was a game the A’s could have broken open early. They scored two runs in the first. Jones, the Met’s left fielder, lost Joe Rudi’s fly in the sun and it fell for a double. Sal Bando tripled Rudi home and scored himself on a double by Alou. The A’s had the bases loaded with two out See A’s on Page 33 Out? Safe? This was the disputed play yesterday in the 10th inning with Bud Harrelson of the Mets and Ray Fosse, catcher of the A's, the principals in the World Series drama. (Wi rephoto) First downs Rushes-yards Passing pards Return yards Passes Punts Fumbles-lost Penaities-yards KANSAS CITY Chiefs Packers 9 16 33-96 41-169 53 146 57 43 10-19-1 12-23-2 7-41 3-39 1-0 0-0 5-46 2-20 .7 0 0 3—10 Pushing Penalty Bitter to Rudnay GREEN BAY .......0 10 0 0—10 KC—Stroud 8 pass from Dawson (Stenerud kick). GB—FG Marcol 46. GB—Staggers 26 pass from Del Gaizo (Marcol kick). KC—FG Stenerud 36. A—47,265. Rushing Kansas City — Podolak 15-49, Hayes 15-45, Kinney 2-1, Wright 1 - 1 . Green Bay—Brockington 15-106, Lane 20-52, P. Williams 4-7, Highsmith 1-2, Del Gaizo 1-2. Passing Kansas City—Dawson 19-10-67, 1 Int. Green Bay—Del Gaizo 12-6-89, 2 Int., Hunter 11-6*64. Receiving Kansas City Podolak 6-30, Taylor 2-24, Stroud 1-8, Kinney 1-5. Green Bay—Staggers 2-39, Lane 4-38, Glass 3-31. McGeorge 1-28, Smith 1-10, Brockington 1-7. Punting Kansas City —Wilson 7-41.3. Green Bay—Widby 3-38.7. \ Oilers' Coach Reported Out Houston (AP)—A Houston Oiler player who asked not to be identified said last night it was common knowledge among the players that Coach Bill Peterson had been fired. The player said Peterson had been fired following Houston’s 48-20 defeat to Denver in the Astrodome. The player said the word spread among the players after the owner, K. S. (Bud) Adams made an appearance in the dressing room. When Sid Gillman, Oiler general manager, was asked about Peterson’s status in the dressing room he said, “I’d rather not answer that question right now.” Adams, making a rare appearance in the Oiler dressing room this season, said, “Any coaching changes are up to Sid. He’s the one that has full authority to make a change.” By Fritz Kreisler 1 A Member of the Sports Staff Milwaukee—Jack Rudnay thought it was a raw call. So did Coach Hank Stram. “It was ridiculous, the play was over,” said Stram of the 15-yard pushing penalty on Rudnay, the Chiefs’ center, that took the steam out of a potential game-winning drive in the 10-all tie with the Green Bay Packers here yesterday. The penalty came on a play that Wendell Hayes had just picked up a first down at the Green Bay 20, but instead of having the ball well within* touchdown or field-goal range, they were set back to the 44. Two downs later the Chiefs were forced to punt from their 45 after a Len Dawson fumble was saved by Jeff Kinney. Rudnay was torn between despondency and helplessnes in the post-game dressing room. He faced his responsibility squarely, but left no doubt, that he thought it was an unfair call. He knew only that the penalty was for illegal use of hands; but maintained that he was doing no more than he had all game. “If my hands were away from my body, then I suppose you could call it holding,” he said. “I had a clenched fist, which is usually a determination in holding. But they called it illegal use of hands ... so I don’t know. It’s ridiculous for a call like that to ruin a drive by a whole team.” Linebacker Jim Carter of the Packers said Rudnay held him. “He came at me and grabbed me,” Carter said. “He pushed me out of the way so the guy could run through. The ball carrier got the gain they needed, but he kept, holding me and the officials caught him.” After yielding the ball on a punt, the Chiefs held the Packers and got the ball back on a return punt at their own 33 with 58 seconds remaining. Two running plays by Kinney ran the clock down to 21 seconds before Dawson uncorked a desperation pass intended for Otis Taylor. The two running plays earned a tide of booes from the crowd of 47,265, who thought the Chiefs were sitting on the tie. Not so, insisted both Stram and Dawson. “You have to be careful in that part of the field,” said Stram. “We didn’t want to do something to give them three points. We were hoping to break the weak-side sweep to get us in position for at least, a try for a field goal. I know it looks ultra-conservative, but it’s a guessing game what might go.” “Everyone in the joint thought we were going for the pass except the Green Bay Packer defense,” said Dawson. “After running the sweep the first time, I ran the same play again, hoping to catch them off guard.” “All those plays are In our 2-minute offense,” said running back Ed Podolak. On the third-down pass to Taylor, which was just beyond his straining fingertips deep in Green Bay territory, the Chiefs were going with hope as much as anything else. “On a play like that you’re hoping for a good catch, a penalty or any kind of mistake by the safety,” said Taylor. “I got past one man, but the safety didn’t make a mistake. He was right on me.” “I thought we had a chance,” said Dawson. “He’s got great ability to jump, and there’s always the chance that maybe you’ll get an interference call.” But there was no interference. The call that helped decide the game had been made several minutes before. Volney Ashford Dies at 65 Bv The Star'» Own Service Marshall, Mo—Dr. Volney C. Ashford, 65, former athletic director and football coach at Missouri Valley College, died yesterday afternoon of a heart attack. Ashford, who retired from coaching in 1967 after a first heart attack, had been serving as president of development for the college. He was stricken yesterday while playing golf at the municipal golf course and was pronounced dead on arrival at Fitzgibbon Hospital here. In 28 years at Missouri Valley, Ashford compiled a record of 197 victories, 55 losses and 12 ties. He is a member of the Helms Football Hall of Fame and has served in various capacities with the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, the American Football Coaches Association and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, He led Viking teams to 14 Missouri College Athletic un- ion championships, nine bowl games, and at one point, 41- straight victories. It is one of the longest collegiate winning streaks in modern times. Ashford was a 1931 graduate of Missouri Valley and began his coaching career in 1933 at Harrisonville High School. He became head football at Missouri Valley in 1937 but missed three years during World War II because of Navy service. reer, Dr. Ashford also served as basketball, baseball, track golf, tennis and wrestling coach. The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow at United Methodist Church here with burial in Ridge Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorials be sent to the college physical education building fund. There will be no visitation. LOOKING FOR A GOOD JOB? UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD ... HAS IMMEDIATE EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS IN THE FOLLOWING SKILLED CRAFT AND SHOP CATEGORIES JOURNEYMAN ELECTRICIANS, MACHINISTS, SHEET METAL WORKERS AND PIPEFITTERS NEEDED AT NORTH PLATTE, NEBR. Augie Donatelli, home plate umpire, who went to (at extreme right) did not make the tag. Harrel- the ground level for this view of the play, called son attempted to score on Felix Miflan's fly to Harrelson out. Willie Mays (24) contested the Joe Rudi. The play went Rudi to Fosse, call, the first in the line of Mets who said Fosse (Wirephoto) Tiger-Cats Use Pass Toronto (AP) — Chuck Ealey connected on ll-of-16 pass attempts for 122 yards and gained 117 yards rushing in sparking the Hamilton Tiger-Cats to a 16-11 victory over the Toronto Argonauts in a Canadian Football League game yesterday. Phone Sunday Want Ads in before 11 a.m. Sat., 221-5500— Adv. All positions are permanent, full time and secure, and allow full participation in U.P.'s fringe benefit program plus top earnings. Applicants must furnish Certification oi Journeyman qualifications. APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE MAILED TO: MR. E. C. BUG,SUPERINTENDENT OF SHOPS, P.O. BOX 909, NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA 69101 AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Marcol had two kicks interrupted by Wilbur Young, the giant defensive end who plays over the middle on field-goal situations. Young’s first run-in with a Marcol kick was a 32- yard boomerang-picked up by Nate Allen for five more yards—that set up the Chiefs’ touchdown in the first quarter. Len Dawson threw an 8-yard pass to Morris Stroud for a 7-0 advantage. Young tipped a Marcol kick from the 44 in the third quarter with Green Bay holding a 10-7 lead, one gained in the last two minutes of the first half on a 26-yard touchdown pass from Jim Del Gaizo to Jon Staggers. The scoring pass came after the Chiefs made their best goal-line stand of the season to stop a drive at their 2. But a short punt (27 yards) out of bounds by Jerrel Wilson put the Pack back in business and it took only two plays to dim the memory of the back-to-the-wall defensive heroics. Even after the late costly penalty, the Chiefs had another shot at getting back into scoring range. The late sequence began at the Kansas City 34 after Ed Podolak fielded Ron Widby’s 33-yard kick and returned three yards. There were 58 seconds to go when the Chiefs lined up for their final possession. On the first play Jeff Kinney ran the left side for a yard loss. Then Kinney got the ball again as the crowd of 47,265 buzzed at the decision and made a yard at the left side. Dawson decided to go deep, throwing to Otis Taylor, who was hounded by two defenders at the Green Bay 20. This meant the Chiefs had to punt and Wilson responded with a pressure boot of 49 yards that Staggers returned only four yards. One long Del Gaizo pass and it was all over. Del Gaizo, a southpaw who had been benched, was pressed into duty when Scott Hunter suffered chest injuries on a second-quarter pass play. Hunter leaped into Marv Upshaw, giving the Chiefs defensive end a clear smash. The Pack lost John Brockington, their top back with 106 yards, early in the fourth quarter with a strained knee. By Joe McGuff Sports Editor Oakland—The second game of the World Series was an event of unbearable drama and rank slapstick. It produced great clutch performances, unbelievable misplays and transformed a fumbling, stumbling Willie Mays from an object of pity into a hero. J ‘ "" \ World Series, Game 2 AMERICAN AT OAKLAND NEW YORK AB R H Bl W. Garrett, 3b ..........6 1 1 1 Millan, 2b ................6 0 0 0 Staub, rf ....... .......5 0 1 0 May», cf ...................2 1 1 1 C. Jones, If ...............5 3 3 1 Milner, lb ........... .6 1 2 0 Grote, e ...................6 1 2 0 Hahn, ef ...................7 1 1 1 Harrelson, ss ............ 6 1 3 1 Koosman. p .............1 0 0 0 Sadecki, p ................0 0 0 0 Theodore, ph ..........1 0 0 0 H. Parker, p .............0 0 0 0 Kranpool, pn .............0 0 0 0 Beauchamp, ph..........1 0 0 0 McGraw. p................2 1 1 0 Stone, p ...................0 0 0 0 Total ...................54 10 15 5 OAKLAND AB R H Bl Campaneris, ss..........6 2 1 0 Rudi, if ...................5 1 2 1 Bande, 3b ................5 2 1 1 R. Jackson, cf ..........6 1 4 2 Tenace, lb ................3 0 1 1 J. Alou, rf ................6 0 3 2 Fosse, c ...................5 0 0 0 D. Green, 2b .............2 0 0 0 Mangual, ph .............1 0 0 0 Kubiak, 2b ................0 0 0 0 Andrews. 2b .............2 0 0 0 Blue, p ...................2 0 0 0 Pina, p ...................0 0 0 0 Knowles, p .............0 0 0 0 Congliaro, ph ..........1 0 0 0 De Johnson, ph .........1 0 1 0 Lewis, pr ................0 1 0 0 Fingers, p ................1 0 0 0 Lindblad, p ..............0 0 0 0 Davelillo, ph .............1 0 0 0 Total ...................47 7 13 7 NEW YORK 011 004 000 004—10 OAKLAND 210 000 1 02 001— 7 E—Koosman, Bando, fKnowles, Tenace, Andrews 2. DP — New York 1, Oakland 1. LOB—New York 15, Oakland 12. 2B—Rudi, J. Alou, R. Jackson, De Johnson, Harrelson. 3B—Bando, Campaner- Is. R. Jackson. HR—C. Jones (1), W. Garrett (1). S—McGraw. IP H R ER BB SO Koosman ......2Vs 6 3 3 3 4 Sadecki ......... V/s 0 0 0 0 3 H. Parker ...1 10 0 0 0 McGraw (W,l-0) 6 5 4 4 3 8 Ston« ............1 1 0 0 1 0 Blue .............5Vs 4 4 4 2 4 Pina .............0 2 2 0 0 0 Knowles .......3% 3 0 0 2 4 Fingers (L,0-1) 2*/3 6 4 1 0 2 Lindblad ....... Vs 0 0 0 0 0 Save—Stone (1). HBP—by Pina (Grate), by McGraw (Campaneris), by Finqers (C. Jones). T—4:13, A—49/IS1. > -r It also served to re-establish the Mets as competitive equals with the Athletics, although it took them 12 innings and four hours and 13 minutes to do it as they gained a 10-7 victory to tie the series at a game apiece. In playing time this was the longest game in World Series history. The Mets carried a 6-4 lead into the ninth inning, but the Athletics rallied to tie the score with the help of a misplay by Mays and run producing hits by Reggie Jackson and Gene Tenace. The Mets had the potential winning run thrown out at the plate on a wildly disputed play in the 10th. The Mets won the game by scoring four runs in the 12th but Oakland did not go meekly. The A’s picked up a run of their own and had the bases loaded with one out when George Stone retired Vic Da­ valillo and Campy Campaner­ is to bring the exhausting struggle to a close before 49,151 fans in the Oakland Coliseum. Mays, bothered by the sun, misplayed two balls in center field and fell three times running the bases but he also delivered the tie-breaking hit in the 12th. It was not a blow of heroic proportions, but since the Mets won it mattered little that his hit suggested the works of Maury Wills rather than those of Babe Ruth. “No matter how old you are when you’re a player like Mays you’re still a competitor,” Dick Williams, The A’s manager said. “Better him than someone else.” The frantic events of the 12th inning opened with Bud Harrelson hitting a double to right center against Rollie Fingers, who pitched three and a third innings Saturday and then relieved at the outset of the 10th yesterday. Tug McGraw, who pitched six innings in relief and was the winner, squared away to sacrfice. Sal Bando charged in from third. McGraw popped the ball over his head for a hit, with Bando falling as he tried to retreat. Harrelson moved to third. Fingers struck out the dangerous Wayne Garrett and retired Felix Millan on a popup to Tenace. Now he had only to disposeof the 42-year-old Mays and he was out of trouble. Mays swung at the first pitch and missed. Then he hit a bouncer that skipped over the mound and past the straining gloves of Campy Campaneris and Mike Andrews into center field. Harrelson scored and the Meits were ahead, 7-6. “I’ve seen Fingers a lot on TV,” Mays said. “He likes to work in and away. Saturday he threw me a fast ball outside and then came back with breaking stuff away. I knew jusit about what I was going to get from him. Williams worked for (Gene) Mauch at Montreal and that’s the way they pitched me.” While Mays’s hit supplied the tie^brtaking run it took two errors by Andrews to provide the Mets with their eventual margin of victory. Handle's Not There John Milner hit a bouncing ball to second for what appeared to be a routine out but the ball went between Andrews’s legs into center, with two runs scoring and Jones going to third. “I thought the ball was in my glove,” Andrews said. “My only reaction was one of disbelief.” Dick Green, who started at secpnd base, offered an explanation for Andrews’ error when he said, “This is the worst field in baseball. You can’t tell whether the ball will come up or stay down.” Andrews’s interlude of anguish was not over, however. Jerry Grote hit a ground ball to his left. Andrews fielded it, but his throw was wide and pulled Tenace off the bag at first, allowing Jones to score with the fourth run. Now it was the A’s turn. Reggie Jackson, who had four of Oakland’s 13 hits, lashed a drive to deep center. Mays went to the wall, and moved in the direction of the ball. Suddenly he seemed to lose it in the sun and the ball bounced off the wall a few feet from him no more than head high. “I might have had a chance to cptch Jackson’s ball,” Mays said. “If it had been a close game I would have played it differently, but we had a 4-run lead... You don’t go out and kill yourself on a ball like that. We’ve got a lot more games to play and (Rusty) Staub is hurt so they may need me.” Despite Willie’s assertions the ball was one that a young- Wilbur Right The middle of the Packers' back- f¡eld is the right place for Wilbur Young as he break through to block a 24-yard field goal at* tempt by Chester Marcol (13). Nat« Allen (48) grabbed the bail and returned it to the Green Bay 39, setting up the Chiefs' touchdown in the first quarter. The contest in Milwaukee ended 10-10, yesterday. (Wirephoto) From a merit standpoint the Chiefs deserved no worse than a stand-off by shutting off Green Bay’s attack at a time the home team seemed to nave control of the game. But on the other hand, the Chiefs got what they deserved in the final minute when they chose a couple of running plays and a long desperation pass instead of attempting three strikes to reach Packer territory for a possible game-winning field goal. Undoubtedly Kansas City had its American Conference Western Division lead in mind in playing for the tie. There was no way the Chiefs could drop out with a deadlock. Nonetheless, a victory would have served their purposes better. The question is sure to be debated all week, maybe for several weeks among the club’s followers. So now the Chiefs stand 3-1-1. Green Bay left the deadlock at 2-1-2, still trailing Minnesota in the National Conference Central race. For what it’s worth after a failure to win, Kansas City has now gone four weekends without a loss. The Chiefs lost a big chance for victory on a pushing call against center Jack Rudnay in Green Bay territory. It wiped out a first down to the 20 by Wendell Hayes and ultimately Kansas City was pushed out of field goal territory just before j the final 2-minute warning. This opportunity had been set up when linebacker Bobby Bell made a saving interception over the middle at the Chiefs’ 18 and hauled the ball back 24 yards. As expected this game featured the defenses and kicking units. The Chiefs made only 149 yards against the Green Bay defense compared to 315 by the Packers, who wasted big offensive maneuvers with turnovers. The kicking game was prominent as Jan Stenerud and 's Crumble

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